Media Colony Pops Up Around the Home of Patriots Tight End Aaron Hernandez

Jun 24, 2013

A quiet neighborhood in North Attleboro, Massachusetts has been transformed into a media colony --- as reporters stake out the home of Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez. He’s been the focus of police interest since his friend, Odin Lloyd, turned up dead a week ago Monday in a North Attleboro industrial park, not far from Hernandez’s home.  Residents of the athlete’s upscale neighborhood are looking forward to an end to the drama.

About two dozen members of the media stood outside the home of Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez.
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Media vehicles clogged Ronald C. Meyer Drive Sunday, forcing motorists to slow down to squeeze past.  Their cameras are trained on the home of New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, who has become the focus of a murder investigation. About two dozen reporters, producers and videographers lounged under a series of small tents Sunday. 

Others huddled inside air conditioned satellite trucks.

North Attleboro resident Amy Goss said residents are getting pretty tired of the media invasion.

"Just that they’re tired of the helicopters and the noise and people driving up and down the streets."

Somebody in the neighborhood, however, took mercy on the tired and wilted media types. They brought them doughnuts.

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