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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