OCEAN CITY — If you see something, say something has been a popular catch phrase since the terror attacks in 2001, but if you see something, text something could become an added security feature in Ocean City in the future.
During the public comment period at Monday’s Mayor and Council meeting, a discussion arose about the continued crime problem in the downtown area during the early weeks of June when so many young people invade the resort. It’s no secret crime spikes up in early June along with all manner of illicit and illegal behavior. It happens every year and this year has been no different, but at least one local resident has offered a possible solution borrowed from a nearby Major League Baseball venue.
“I was at Camden Yards watching an Orioles game and the way they’ve been playing the last few weeks, your mind starts to wander and you notice other things,” local property owner Scott Chismar told the Mayor and Council on Monday. “Well, they put up on the big screen a number to text if you’re having a security issue. It’s a five-digit number to text if you have an issue with somebody in the stands or someone is acting up or out of control. You text the number with a brief message about your issue and security comes right over and handles it if necessary.”