The Nash County Sheriff’s Office couldn’t pass up the opportunity for some Valentine’s Day police humor, encouraging people to express their feelings for their ex-lovers by turning them in if they have outstanding warrants.
Their tongue-in-cheek post on Facebook featured a picture of a rose next to a pair of handcuffs, and described an offer that was “too sweet to pass up,” and included “a set of limited-edition platinum bracelets, free transportation with a chauffeur, and a one-night minimum stay in our luxurious (five star) accommodations, capped off with a special Valentine’s dinner.”
The instructions to follow through with the offer explained that all you need to do is give the department a call with the location of your ex, and they will take care of the rest.
According to ABC 15 news, reactions to the post described it as “brilliant” and “hilarious,” with some suggesting that the creator of the idea deserved a raise. Other commenters did not enjoy the joke, with the News & Observer of Raleigh referencing one comment saying, “nothing like making a joke about people’s freedom!”
Nevertheless, this was a pretty clever Valentine’s idea, showing that police who work around the clock on holidays still have a sense of playfulness and humor.