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Florida police department’s light-hearted Valentine’s Day post draws ire of social media scolds

A group of officers from the Atlantic Coast Police Department in central Florida tried to lighten the Valentine’s Day spirit with a satirical social media post featuring chocolate and jokes. But unfortunately, not everyone was laughing.

On Wednesday, the Port Orange Police Department took to Facebook to offer area singles a day together on Lovers’ Day to help them feel less alone. To win her special one-on-one time with a local police officer, all interested bachelors and bachelorettes had to do was “commit a crime” All I had to do was complete the task.

The post read, “We know you’re lonely on Valentine’s Day, but don’t worry, we have a way! Even if you commit a crime, we’ll get to you, chocolates and handcuffs. I’ll take it with me,” it read. . ”

The post also included white and pink heart emojis to avoid misunderstanding the humorous intent of the message. A photo of five smiling police officers, four men and one woman, holding various Valentine’s Day treats, including boxes of chocolates and donuts, was also posted as a precaution.

Despite the post’s obvious frivolity, some Facebook users insisted it be taken seriously. I’m very serious.

  • One user wrote: “I think you’re encouraging people not to commit crimes.”
  • “That’s cute. Are police encouraging people to break the law so they can arrest them? Why not just make it up?” another person wrote in part.
  • “While creativity is in the spotlight, especially on days like Valentine’s Day, let’s aim to keep our community spaces positive and supportive,” said yet another Facebook mam. Told. “Instead of encouraging behavior like, ‘If you commit a crime, they will come for you,’ let’s spread love and kindness.”

The post received a lot of positive responses, even from people with a good sense of humor. Hundreds of people liked it, loved it, laughed at it, and some even decided to play along.

  • “Be careful… some people will do anything for a donut,” one user joked, using a winking emoji.
  • “Only if you guys use those fluffy pink cuffs,” another joked.
  • “Officer Vasquez, it was my fault!” one female user claimed.

There are no reports of law-abiding citizens in Port Orange committing crimes after reading Facebook messages hoping to find true love with a member of law enforcement. POPD did not respond Daytona Beach News JournalThis is a comment request from .

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