Father Alek Schrenk is known as one of the "9 Priests You Need to Follow on Twitter." He proved his social media skills Sunday night after finding a creepy note on a parked car and weaving a lurid Twitter tale that kept his followers on the edge of their pews.
Father Schrenk was making his nightly walk of the church grounds to make sure everything was fine before retiring to the rectory, when he found a car parked by itself in front of the school.
Curious, he looked inside the car and saw a note that made his "blood run cold" attached to the steering wheel. "Look in trunk!" the note read. What made it extra creepy was that the two Os in "look" had smiley faces.
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These were either the words of a nice parishioner or a diabolical criminal.
After posting a photo of the car and the note on Twitter, he asked his nearly 12,000 followers: "How do you think this situation resolves?"
"I'd say it resolves into a Stephen King novel," one follower said. Another thought the priest should get away from the car and immediately call the police.
After peaking his audience's curiosity, he told the bone-chilling tale of the car with the "Look in the trunk!" note on the steering wheel.
Every night I do a quick walkthrough of our property before I go to sleep. Tonight I found an empty car parked in f… https://t.co/B6TIwOuiOq— Fʀ. A. J. D. Sᴄʜʀᴇɴᴋ (@Fʀ. A. J. D. Sᴄʜʀᴇɴᴋ)1600659976.0
Context: the school parking lot is very secluded. Right off a major road, but shielded from view by the school gym.… https://t.co/WX6eCji9eV— Fʀ. A. J. D. Sᴄʜʀᴇɴᴋ (@Fʀ. A. J. D. Sᴄʜʀᴇɴᴋ)1600661172.0
I have no idea what the meaning of this bizarre ritual was: why they did it or what they gained from it. They did i… https://t.co/Kx5LZjIJ8k— Fʀ. A. J. D. Sᴄʜʀᴇɴᴋ (@Fʀ. A. J. D. Sᴄʜʀᴇɴᴋ)1600661248.0
Last time there was a car parked outside the school at this hour there was a person sleeping inside of it. So I was… https://t.co/QI3iQZ8VNr— Fʀ. A. J. D. Sᴄʜʀᴇɴᴋ (@Fʀ. A. J. D. Sᴄʜʀᴇɴᴋ)1600661348.0
And then I saw the note.— Fʀ. A. J. D. Sᴄʜʀᴇɴᴋ (@Fʀ. A. J. D. Sᴄʜʀᴇɴᴋ)1600661434.0
The note made my blood run cold.
Nothing good could come from a note like that.
LOOK IN… https://t.co/CFwwz0YJay
What I imagine is in the trunk, ranked by likelihood:— Fʀ. A. J. D. Sᴄʜʀᴇɴᴋ (@Fʀ. A. J. D. Sᴄʜʀᴇɴᴋ)1600661612.0
1.) Drugs, probably.
2.) Some kind of explosive device. The… https://t.co/LTHXa4cF1z
The officers and I make some introductions and small talk. Everyone agrees the car is extremely suspicious. The not… https://t.co/KgTnKS1Bd2— Fʀ. A. J. D. Sᴄʜʀᴇɴᴋ (@Fʀ. A. J. D. Sᴄʜʀᴇɴᴋ)1600661901.0
The officers are trading stories about other "trunk calls" they've had. The last one involved a car with a poison s… https://t.co/qLIqzSXTqL— Fʀ. A. J. D. Sᴄʜʀᴇɴᴋ (@Fʀ. A. J. D. Sᴄʜʀᴇɴᴋ)1600662139.0
Therefore I do not find this information consoling in the slightest. In fact, it makes me very nervous indeed.— Fʀ. A. J. D. Sᴄʜʀᴇɴᴋ (@Fʀ. A. J. D. Sᴄʜʀᴇɴᴋ)1600662399.0
The lead officer has got the owner of the car, the director of the preschool, on the phone. This is good news; it m… https://t.co/nOkF1Cp70M— Fʀ. A. J. D. Sᴄʜʀᴇɴᴋ (@Fʀ. A. J. D. Sᴄʜʀᴇɴᴋ)1600662618.0
lol okay I can't drag this out any longer.— Fʀ. A. J. D. Sᴄʜʀᴇɴᴋ (@Fʀ. A. J. D. Sᴄʜʀᴇɴᴋ)1600662992.0
The teacher returned the car to the school parking lot this evening and… https://t.co/ZG1YQyENLX
(However...)— Fʀ. A. J. D. Sᴄʜʀᴇɴᴋ (@Fʀ. A. J. D. Sᴄʜʀᴇɴᴋ)1600663197.0
(I have not actually seen what is in the trunk of the car...)
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