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Confetti Confidential

Ethan Finkelstein, A16, didn’t attend Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade to pick up sensitive information, but that’s what happened when he spotted a curious bit of confetti on a friend’s coat. “It landed on her shoulder,” he told New York’s PIX11 News. “It says ‘SSN’ and it’s written like a Social Security number, and we’re like, ‘ That’s really bizarre.’ ” Then, looking at other confetti around them, Finkelstein and his companion found license plate numbers, phone numbers, even what appeared to be details about the motorcade that carried Mitt Romney to the second presidential debate.

And finally, one of the festive paper scraps afforded a clue to where all this information was coming from: it read NCPD, which stands for Nassau County Police Department. “That would have to come from our headquarters,” a Nassau County police source confirmed, according to the New York Post. The department released a statement saying it would conduct an investigation into the matter.

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