A local police force has become an unlikely viral hit after it offered to “have a word” with drug dealers should any “annoyed” customers be willing to provide their names.
Greater Manchester Police’s Urmston branch posted the somewhat light-hearted tweeted on Monday evening and it has since been retweeted almost 3,000 times.
Annoyed with your drug dealer? Tell us who it is and we'll have a word with them for you.— GMPUrmston (@GMPUrmston) May 18, 2015
They said: “Annoyed with your drug dealer? Tell us who it is and we'll have a word with them for you.”
Many users were tickled by the tweet:
@GMPUrmston hahahahaha this has made my day 😅— X Paulipud X (@mrhollinshead91) May 19, 2015
OK seriously, this is the greatest tweet by a police department I've ever seen. Utter genius. https://t.co/rfWKQRTyCx— Gur Samuel (@GurSamuel) May 19, 2015
Ahahaha brilliant! https://t.co/DHojOCZa8P— Sian-elen Williams (@ShineyWilliams) May 19, 2015
Some also began suggesting some potential arrests:
— Evan Williams (@EvWilliams_) May 19, 2015
Meanwhile some didn’t quite seem to have understood the tongue-in-cheek nature of tweet…
Loool how they tryna get man to snake https://t.co/R70LkFW19s— david king (@_kingd96) May 18, 2015
@GMPUrmston i ain't a snitch— The City Guy (@_m_c_f_c) May 18, 2015
Am no a grass https://t.co/AA2BbTT4pX— kaiser (@kyesut) May 19, 2015