December 4, 2008

Neighborhood watch sets off burglar alarm

A Saginaw, Mich., neighborhood watch group said it had to cancel a meeting after arriving members tripped a burglar alarm.

Bonnie Leiner, president of the Covenant Neighborhood Association, said the alarm started blaring after she opened the doors of Communications Workers of America Hall for Wednesday evening's meeting, the Saginaw News reported Thursday.

Leiner said members tried for almost an hour to contact someone who could switch the alarm off, but they were eventually forced to cancel the gathering 10 minutes after it was supposed to have started.

It was just ridiculous. Nobody could hear anything, Leiner said of the noise from the alarm. Whoever is there earlier does not usually set the alarm when they leave, but they must have this time.