A UK police force is facing embarrassment after it angrily tweeted about “2 reports of snowballs being thrown” in violation of coronavirus lockdown rules.
West Mercia Police, via the Safer Neighbourhood Team for Broseley & Much Wenlock Twitter account, remarked on the egregious crime which took place last night.
“There have been 2 reports of snowballs being thrown last night between 11 & 11:30pm,” stated the tweet. “This is obviously not a justifiable reason to be out of your house, this behaviour is likely to result in a £200 Fixed Penalty Notice for breaking the lockdown rules.”
Police subsequently claimed that the snowballs had been thrown at the homes of elderly residents.
There have been 2 reports of snowballs being thrown last night between 11 & 11:30pm. This is obviously not a justifiable reason to be out of your house, this behaviour is likely to result in a £200 Fixed Penalty Notice for breaking the lockdown rules. pic.twitter.com/3ElnMKhhAM
— Broseley&Wenlock SNT (@WenlockCops) January 8, 2021
While that may have been a minor inconvenience for the elderly residents, respondents to the tweet pointed out that authorities trying to police snowball throwers only served to highlighted the ridiculously pedantic nature of coronavirus lockdown rules.
“This really has to be a joke?” asked one.
“Lock them up and throw away the key!” joked another.
“Is it possible to sink lower than to want to deprive kids of the pleasure of playing in the snow?” asked another.
“Fucking hell this isn’t a parody account either,” remarked another.
As we highlighted earlier, a family in Scotland was also arrested after police entered their home acting on a tip off from a neighbor who claimed there were “too many people inside.”
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