Residents of Small American Town Dramatically Read Local Police Reports

Despite its charming appearance and reputation for halcyon quietude, the small Washington town of Port Townsend is not all rose gardens, marine museums and ice cream shops, as this animated video by Michael McCurdy reveals. Based on a series of actual police reports (humorously read by locals), it gives us a glimpse into the town’s darker side, where women eat sandwiches in the grass and men cover themselves with flowers.

(If you’ve never been before, Port Townsend is very close to Vancouver — just a three and a half hour drive. It reminds me a lot of Victoria in that it’s right on the ocean, well-stocked with heritage buildings and populated by long-suffering locals who must endure an unending stream of visitors enamoured by its quaintness.)

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