Shredded police paper used as confetti in Macy's parade

  • Some confetti used at the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York appears to have been made out of confidential police documents, according to a U.S. media report.

    The documents, which have been shredded but are still legible, belonged to the Nassau County Police Department, New York station WPIX said.

    They included data such as social security numbers and banking information for police employees.

    The paper was shredded horizontally, not vertically, leaving text visible.

    The confetti strips were found by a college student after he noticed a strip stuck on a friend's coat during the parade on Thursday.

    A spokesperson for Nassau County Police told WPIX the department was "very concerned about this situation.

    Macy's has denied it was the source of the confetti, stating its official confetti are punched-out pieces rather than shreds of paper.