California residents shocked as creek turns bright purple
Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 2:57 PM - Residents in a San Diego neighbourhood are looking for answers after a creek turned a shocking hue of purple.
Connie Bakken made the discovery when she looked outside her bedroom window.
"I called my husband and said: 'Why is the stream purple?'" she told CNN.
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"It actually looked like purple paint."
The couple alerted authorities who intervened to avoid the purple creek contaminating a nearby lake.
They believe someone poured a substance down a storm drain, which resulted in the discolouration.
Officials then went door-to-door questioning locals about the incident.