The heat wave that held over 150 million Americans in grip over the weekend has affected the police, too.
In Braintree, Massachusetts, the police department says it’s too hot to battle crime. They asked people who were thinking about doing some criminal activity over the weekend – – to hold if off until Monday, when the heat slows down.
According to WPXI News the Braintree Police Department posted the said request Friday night to their Facebook page as the heat wave was gripping most of the East Coast.
The post said:
“Folks. Due to the extreme heat, we are asking anyone thinking of doing criminal activity to hold off until Monday. It is straight up hot as soccer balls out there. Conducting criminal activity, in this extreme heat is next level henchmen status, and also very dangerous.”
The post then continued and advised aspiring criminals to stay at home over the weekend, binge watch TV shows, play with the face app, or practice karate in their basement – until Monday.
The announcement got around 100 000 likes and over 8000 comments.
CBS News writes that six people have already died from the effects of the extreme heat, with temperatures rising into dangerous triple digits along the East Coast and in the Midwest. Some heat humor is a smart way to raise awareness.
Other police departments have also turned to some “hot” humor.
Police in Lincoln, Nebraska tweeted: “PSA: All foot pursuits are suspended until this heat wave passes. Thank you.”
And Grand Chute police in Wisconsin tweeted a photo of a uniformed man with text: “Muy Caliente! Thank goodness our summer uniforms are ready! We don’t know what’s hotter, the heat or this new look.”