December 21, 2016
Dear internet: Cecily Tynan is not on house arrest.
The 6ABC meteorologist took to Facebook Monday to respond to a meme that had apparently been "making the social media rounds again."
The meme shows a close-up of a box attached to Tynan's ankle with the caption, "I wonder if the crime she committed was on the news."
She wrote on Facebook: "So, no, I'm not on house arrest (even though it may feel that way during long winter storms!)"
This isn't the first time Tynan and other television news reporters/anchors have been falsely accused of being on house arrest because of the little box, according to a brief overview of social media:
Now I Know Damn Well This News Anchor Don't Have On A House Arrest Band On Her Leg ..— DONTEunderscoreJAMAL (@Donte_Jamal) January 7, 2014
Have y'all seen the photo of the news anchor lady with the house arrest bracelet on her ankle?— Sydni Deantí Smith (@expliSYD) May 5, 2015
Again, it's not a house arrest bracelet, people. The more you know.