Police department says no to crime, yes to Stranger Things

By mbrooks on July 21, 2019
FILE – JUNE 28: (L-R) Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Millie Bobby Brown, Sadie Sink, Finn Wolfhard, and Noah Schnapp attend the “Stranger Things” Season 3 World Premiere on June 28, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Netflix)

By Matthew Brooks

Some activities just are not as fun to do in the hot summer weather. Yard work, exercise, and taking the dog for a walk are more enjoyable with a cool breeze in the air.

It turns out that even fighting crime is less preferable in the heat.

A police department in Massachusetts politely asked its citizens to refrain from committing any crimes during the current heat wave.

A heat wave comes before a crime wave, it seems.

The Braintree Police Department posted a request against crime. On its Facebook page the officers ask citizens to tone down the crime while the heat is high.

Screen capture of the Braintree Police Department Facebook page

The Facebook post has been shared more than 123,000 times since it was posted on Friday.

The officers ask for not just crime to be delayed during the hot weather. The police department also asks citizens to not ruin season 3 of Netflix’s Stranger Things.

Not a spoiler: The cops in Hawkins, Indiana do not consider the weather or the presence of otherworldly creatures when on duty.

Spoiler: You may want a Slurpee after watching the third season.

The police department in Massachusetts confirmed with CNN that the post is real, and not the work of hackers, Russian spies, or the Demogorgon.

The Braintree police didn’t say it wasn’t the Demogorgon, but the police said the post is legitimate. This suggests the upside down world had nothing to do with it.

It is clear from the Facebook post that the police are concerned for everyone’s safety in the heat, citizens, potential criminals, and police officers.

If would-be evil-doers could take off holidays and weekends, that would be great, too.


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