NOPD releases video in NFL robbery investigation

Tackling the robbery head-on, the First 48-style video pokes fun at one of the biggest sports tragedies to-date.

by Mary Staes
February 5, 2019

Shortly after the city wrapped up Boycott Bowl festivities Sunday, the New Orleans Police Department released a video showing the Homicide Division’s results after investigating what has become the most talked about crime in New Orleans this year, the dead and broken dreams of Saints fans.

Tackling the robbery head-on, the First 48-style video pokes fun at one of the biggest sports tragedies to-date. There might even be another homicide at the end of the video. 😂

The video was in response to calls on social media for the department to investigate the robbery since the NFC Championship game against the Rams.


Even jabs with the Los Angeles Police Department were traded once the “investigation” was over.

The credits point to the Who Dat Nation for inspiration after hundreds of fans called for the investigation two weeks ago. Sunday, thousands took to the street to celebrate the Saints season and boycott the Super Bowl.

The NOPD’s YouTube channel is most often used by the department to release surveillance videos of crimes, but periodically the NOPD releases feel-good videos featuring its officers and the community.

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Mary Staes is Digital Content Lead for Very Local. She works with our freelancers and crafts content for our social media platforms and website. Before Very Local, she worked with CBS affiliate WWL-TV as a web producer and weekend assignment editor for about 4 years. She has also handled broadcast coverage for 160 Marine Reserve training facilities while she served as an active duty Marine. As a native New Orleanian, she takes being "very local" to heart. She loves being intertwined with the culture and figuring out how there are less than two degrees of separation between us all, whether...

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