Oops. Confetti at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Was Made of Still-Readable Confidential Police Docs

This year's Thanksgiving parade was kind of a heartbreaker after a a Yonkers man died while clowning. But things may be getting a little bit worse.

The magical specks of color that float down the city streets are normally just a mishmash of multicolored confetti, but this year, shredded confidential documents from the Nassau Police Department were also in the air.

The worst part is that the documents were shredded horizontally, so they were still highly readable. Some strips that stuck to parade attendees contained Social Security Numbers of officers and others detailed crimes like a pipe bombing in the Kings Grant area of Long Island.

Hypothetically, these pieces of paper could have very easily been collected and been put back together again using some simple "unshredding software."

Macy's defends to WPIX that they only use the pretty paper bits in their confetti, so this could've come out of any of the countless number of office windows along the 6th Avenue parade route.

It's a very scary Thanksgiving weekend for some Nassau County cops who might get their identities stolen in the first few days of this holiday season.

WPIX [Image via AP]