Questions Posted to "Ask a Dispatcher"
Q. Jeremy McWeeney cited for indecent exposure? Is that a joke?
Dear Juneau Resident,
Nope, we are not allowed to joke about names of people cited or arrested.
McWeeney is an Irish name with a long family history, a family crest, and its own coat of arms. Because literacy was not common in the 1840s when many Irish came to the United States and the people writing down the names of immigrants didn't necessarily have the same native language as the traveler, variations of the name include Sweeney and McSweeney.
It's kind of fun to check a last name on the Internet.