Michigan Police Troll ‘Stranger Things’ Fans With Jail Warning Tweet
Entertainment By Garry Polmateer | January 1, 2018
“Stranger Things” fans in Michigan have an added incentive not to get themselves arrested this week.
We’ve taped Stranger Things spoilers all over the walls of our jail this week. Some extra motivation for you to not end up there. pic.twitter.com/SEbRlXx4BJ
— East Lansing Police (@EastLansingPD) November 5, 2017
The department said it taped spoilers for the show all over its detention facility’s walls. “Some extra motivation for you to not end up there,” it added.
It’s not clear which season of the show that law enforcers planed to ruin for suspects. The department later confirmed to HuffPost that it was a joke.
Had police gone through with the threat, however, we can only imagine the jail’s walls looking something like this:
Here’s how the tweet was received:
the real criminals are the ones who didnt binge watch it the first night
— Vivian T (@whovivian112903) November 7, 2017
“Tweets like this are a way of humanizing police officers, showing that yes, police officers put on a uniform and do a job,” a spokesman told HuffPost.
“But at the end of the day officers are people too and also enjoy watching ‘Stranger Things,’” he added.
This article has been updated with the comment from East Lansing Police.