Here's Why People In Los Feliz Lost Sleep Early Wednesday Morning (And Complained On Twitter)
If you live in Los Feliz, you're likely awake — and have been for a while, if Twitter is any indication. Good morning!
L.A. Twitter was lively this morning, with #LosFeliz the top trend at one point, thanks to an early-morning visit from an LAPD helicopter.
They just put a yellow do not cross police tape blocking my street, and the dawn is breaking and I can kind of see the policeman that has been lurking outside of my window for 2 hours...updates? anyone?...#losfeliz?— Whitney Ann Jenkins (@ThatWhitneyChik) September 12, 2018
So, what was happening out there?
Sometime around 4 a.m. Wednesday, Los Angeles Police Department officers responded to a burglary call in the area of Hillhurst and Ambrose avenues. They started searching the area for suspects with help from an LAPD helicopter, according to Officer Ray Brown.
Police searched the area for the next few hours, with roughly 26 officers on the ground as the helicopter's spotlight scanned the neighborhood.
Eventually, two suspects were found and arrested sometime after 7 a.m., according to an officer at the LAPD's Northeast Division Station, who said the search has been officially concluded.
Groggy, cranky Los Feliz residents aired their frustrations — and a few jokes — on Twitter.
I can't be the only one in #LosFeliz who is staring at the ceiling at 5 AM listening to the police helicopter circling overhead, hoping the pilot isn't getting dizzy after TWO HOURS of that.— Justin McLaughlin (@coldest_season) September 12, 2018
1. Glad to know I'm not the only one who couldn't sleep in #LosFeliz— 𝖻𝗋𝖺𝗇𝖽𝗈𝗇 𝗋𝖾𝗒 𝗋𝖺𝗆𝗂𝗋𝖾𝗓 🌹 (@MrBigTent) September 12, 2018
2. Glad to see everyone else in this neighborhood is also a sarcastic jerk on twitter
3. So should I not walk my dog rn?
I've litterally Have not tweeted in 5 years but this helicopter is starting to make me lose my mind, it's unbelievably loud #losfeliz— Tyler Peters (@t_speters) September 12, 2018
But isn't the drone of a low-flying police helicopter a track on the official Los Angeles white noise album? Some neighboring Angelenos thought so.
They didn't waste much time bringing their snark and tiny violins into the trending topic.
Guys, I figured out what's happening with the helicopters in #LosFeliz - they've pinned down everyone that pronounces it "Feel-is" and won't leave until you all admit you're pretentious and wrong.— Josh Denny (@JoshDenny) September 12, 2018
To everyone in #LosFeliz who spent hours listening to helicopters buzzing overhead,— Jennifer Farwell (@jennfarwell) September 12, 2018
We understand and sympathize. This is usually our neighborhood's nightly lullaby. It becomes white noise after a while. (Yes, even your windows rattling.)
Your friends in Miracle Mile
9:25 a.m.: This story was updated with information that two suspects were taken into custody.
This story was first published at 7:15 a.m.
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