|Police sketch of suspect|
National Weather Service experts were on the scene to investigate the allegations of a tornado. A representative told The Bennington Vale Evening Transcript, “Before we jump to hasty conclusions, we need to evaluate all the facts. Was this an act of nature or a really aggressive group of vandals? The residents allege that a tornado touched down during the night and destroyed their homes, but no witnesses have come forth to verify these claims or offer hard evidence. The only lead we have is a statement by a nine-year-old girl who awoke from a deep slumber to see what she described as a suspicious looking wind funnel lurking somewhere in the vicinity of the neighborhood. But that’s not really a lot to go on, especially coming from a sleepy child.”
Erring on the side of caution, authorities created a composite sketch of the suspect from the girl’s testimony, which has been posted around the outlying areas.
Until the suspect is identified, police have warned citizens to be on the alert for a 200-foot, swirling mass of debris attempting to destroy property in its path. It is believed to be armed and dangerous.
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