After DelDOT crews found resident Melissa McCafferty sitting atop one of the basketball hoops that was scheduled to be torn down, the woman refused to come down. In negotiating with the woman, a trooper asked for assistance and three additional state police troopers quickly arrived at the scene along Hilldale Court, Hale said. “We were simply there to try to talk her into coming down off the pole,” Hale said.
After it became apparent the woman would not get down, troopers left and did not make an arrest, Hale said. Shortly after, DelDOT workers returned.