This article was originally posted May 16 at 8 a.m. and has been updated at 3:20 p.m. to include an update from the Sleepy Hollow Police:
If the bloody TV in this week's didn't catch your eye, here's a recap:
On May 9 at 8:30 a.m., someone came across a television set with blood on it left on the walking path of the property, the organization that maintains the Rockefeller Estate, on Sleepy Hollow Road. Police photos were taken. Case under investigation.
Sleepy Hollow Police Lieutenant Anthony Bueti said the positioning of the set immediately caused suspicion, and caution. “It was just in a peculiar place,” he said, describing it as on Rockefeller land, under a corner of a bridge, by a footpath. “People do dump in the area, but you could definitely tell it was placed.”
The Sleepy Hollow PD called in the dogs, specifically the Yonkers K9 unit, to sniff the set for a bomb.
Negative on the bomb.
Perhaps an item discarded after a burglary? Bueti said they checked with ours and surrounding police precincts for any robbery including a television set, but this search came up empty.
Then, of course, there's the question of who would steal a 19” old-style Zenith with dials?
Unless they were “American Pickers,” Bueti joked.
Murder? No, said Bueti.
In any case, the blood, whether animal or human or not blood at all, is currently at the lab getting tested.Let Patch save you time. Get great local stories just like this delivered right to your inbox or smartphone everyday with our free newsletter. Fast signup here.
Hang onto your cotton swab; this just in: Lieutenant Bueti just contacted Patch Wednesday afteroon to tell us Patch played a role in the potential cracking of the case.
Bueti said a police detective got a call today from someone in another area saying they read this article on Patch on the bloody TV and had the answer to the mystery.
The caller's friend, Bueti said, apparently was using the old TV as a prop for a mini video shoot he was doing for school. "And he didn't pick it up right away because he was waiting for the fake blood to dry," Bueti said.
Bueti was waiting for another call to confirm the story and said he'd let Patch, partner in crime solving, know.