Residents were left bewildered and seeking answers.
A recent incident at the Array Apartments in Austin, Texas, caused a stir among residents when they received a notice imposing a mandatory curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
The letter, citing security concerns without providing specific details, caught tenants off guard and raised questions about the legality of the decision.
The growing homeless population and rising crime rates in Austin were suspected to be the underlying reasons behind the curfew. However, it was later revealed that the curfew had been erroneously issued by an employee without management's approval.
The Array Apartments, located in Southeast Austin, became the center of controversy as residents expressed their concerns about the unexpected curfew.
According to an article by Infowars, tenants were taken aback by the sudden announcement and questioned the legality of such a measure. The parent company, Disrupt Management, sent a letter to local news outlet KVUE, stating that residents were prohibited from leaving their homes between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.
The letter advised tenants to complete their grocery shopping and other necessary activities before the curfew, warning that they would be locked out of their homes if they failed to comply.
"'Make sure you have your provisions before 10 p.m.' It sounds like I'm in some hurricane area where they have martial law – 'stay inside, have all of your stuff you need,'" resident Kristie Broadaway told KVUE-TV.
For individuals working late-night or early-morning shifts, the curfew posed a significant inconvenience and potentially threatened their livelihoods. The lack of a specified end date for the curfew only intensified the dissatisfaction among residents, some of whom started contemplating alternative living arrangements.
However, it later emerged that the curfew had been issued in error.
The Array Apartments issued a formal apology to residents, clarifying that the curfew notice was mistakenly provided by an associate without prior management review and approval. A new notice was subsequently distributed, acknowledging the erroneous nature of the original curfew order.
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