plainclothes cops accompany Real World Philly cast to clubs, cruisers protect house.

plainclothes cops accompany Real World Philly cast to clubs, cruisers protect house.
While uniformed officers protect The Real World Philadelphia house on weekends, plainclothes cops have been assigned to accompany them to clubs and other public places. That’s primarily because of “over-eager public participation beyond the norm from previous seasons,” the Daily Pennsylvanian reports. A city employee told the paper, “Plainclothesmen go with the cast when they go out clubbing, and a marked unit sits across the street from the house on weekends. They’re not really needed on the weekdays, as that hasn’t been a problem.” Security is apparently not completely tight, though, as a Philadelphia Weekly writer’s friend found herself at the house and just opened the door and walked inside. She took pictures, which the paper has published.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.