Employees at a bank in downtown LaPorte called the police on Friday to report a man who was acting suspicious. The incident happened around noon at the PNC Bank at 800 Lincolnway. A bank representative says a white man came into the bank and walked away each time an employee asked if he needed assistance. The man appeared to be studying the ceiling, and possibly the camera system, according to bank officials. He was also typing or texting something on his cell phone while in the bank and appeared to be wearing an ill-fitting wig. The officer who took the report told the bank employees to call the police immediately should any other suspicious activity occur.
Written by Mary Perren
WKVI News Director Mary Perren is glad to be back home in northern Indiana and on the radio. She’s a North Judson native with more than 20 years of news experience. She’s worked in print and radio news in Indianapolis, Hopkinsville, Ky., Nashville, Tenn. and most recently in Winamac before taking over as news director for Kankakee Valley Broadcasting in February of 2013. Her work has been honored by the Associated Press, StateNets News Association, Curb Foundation, Hoosier State Press Association and IBA. When she’s not sitting in the anchor chair or chasing down news, Mary enjoys shopping for antiques, attending concerts and taking long walks and rides in her vintage Saab convertible, weather permitting. She’s also a hopelessly devoted Chicago Cubs fanatic who still cringes at the mention of Steve Garvey and Josh Beckett and maintains it wasn’t Steve Bartman’s fault.