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By Eric Lieberman
A police department in England wrote a humorous post on Facebook as a means to reach out to a teenager breaking curfew and avoiding their calls.
“Just a quick message for Jack Wilson, from Ryton, if he happens to stumble across our page…” starts the Facebook post, written by Northumbria police in northern England, according to BBC. “We want to speak to you about why you have been breaching your bail conditions.”
“It isn’t that much of an ask to stick to your curfew and now you’re avoiding our calls. We’re beginning to think you don’t want to speak to us (worried face),” the law enforcement’s post continues, which has since been taken down. “Some of the times we have spent together have been really memorable. Like remember when we arrested you for witness intimidation and criminal damage. Those were the days weren’t they.”
The Northumbria police could have used the ruse to trick Wilson, 19, into contacting them, or it could be a funny gesture trying to reach someone they’re concerned about, according to the Telegraph.
Some commenters applauded the attempt, saying it was a creative and different way to try to get someone to turn themselves in. Others disagreed, saying they weren’t so pleased that their taxes were being spent on “sarcastic posts,” reports BBC.