"That is sort of the group's (Westboro Baptist Church) M.O., at least with us. They issue a press release that they are coming and then they don't show. They just want the publicity," the chief said.
In 2007, the group was a no-show at a military funeral in the township, said Dickinson.
You know how this dance goes: Write story about Westboro threatening to picket a funeral, then follow with a story when they don't show. Either way, the lunatics win.