Local news media is fond of calling law enforcement agencies at about 0500 to ask if there's been any excitement.
I'll bet you didn't know that if you shriek, "Bullets aren't stopping it!" from the back hall while the Dispatcher is on the front phone telling the newsie that it's been a quiet night you can apparently cause an adrenaline rush in the afore-mentioned media-drone equal to about four simultaneous espresso shots.
Oh, well. Yet another addition to the List of Forbidden Activities.
Right behind the 0400 Tac Channel broadcast of "The Adventures of Thunderbunny" and the addition of a glue-on rubber pig snout to the uniform on All Hallows Eve.
No sense of humour in these bigger departments. Frankly, it's annoying as hell.