2017 was an interesting year on Twitter, but no one embraced the weirdness like police departments and the brave men and women who run their social media accounts, according to a list compiled by BuzzFeed.
Police departments the world over tweeted out messages describing, and in some cases depicting, their most bizarre and hilarious run-ins with criminals and their property. Below are just a few examples drawn from a list compiled by BuzzFeed News.
— Tower Hamlets MPS (@MPSTowerHam) August 29, 2017
999 at 11pm from man complaining that he gave 3 men a £10 note so they could use it to take cocaine, and when they finished they kept it
— GMP City Centre (@GMPCityCentre) February 16, 2017
Good Morning #Brighton and #Hove, has anyone lost a sock in Dyke Road Gardens? A sock with 20+ wraps of crack cocaine in? If so please come to the police station to collect your item. We are keeping it safe for you. pic.twitter.com/w4zKqRRSYu
— Brighton&Hove Police (@BtonHovePolice) December 7, 2017
This evening #TeamA received a call from public stating they found some drugs. Recovered by police. If you have lost your drugs below please pop down to the station so we can have a chat with you. #ClaphamJunction #LostProperty pic.twitter.com/FDFrHW1AZp
— Wandsworth Police (@MPSWandsworth) November 18, 2017
If you come home to find door smashed in and your Spice, machete + £££ gone, don’t worry, you’ve not been burgled – it was us. Get in touch pic.twitter.com/d9eIAL0KEf
— GMP City Centre (@GMPCityCentre) May 10, 2017
The police definitely faced their fair share of backlash in 2017 but if their collective Twitter presence is any indication, morale is high going into the new year.
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