William Safire died Sunday. Whether you agreed with his politics or not, he was an interesting person and a person of interest. And he was a zealous overseer of the English language.
So I wonder what his take would have been on law enforcement’s use of “person of interest” versus “suspect.” Because we’ve got a good one here.
Police call Heather Brown of Norwich a “person of interest.” That’s because a woman who apparently looks exactly like Heather Brown of Norwich is captured on cameras robbing banks. Six of ’em. In one week.
Ms. Brown is not said to be a suspect, but a “person of interest.”
You know what? I find her interesting too.
UPDATE: They got her.