The Up-Beat: 5 P1 posts that had cops laughing this week

Here's what had PoliceOne's Facebook audience rolling on the floor this week


By PoliceOne Staff

Facebook recently launched a new extension of their ‘like’ feature that allows readers to more accurately express their feelings about a story – something police officers aren’t shy about doing. Below are this week's posts that garnered the most laughs from PoliceOne's Facebook page, from an Ohio criminal's moment of shame to an unlikely collaboration between Austin cops and a police misconduct watchdog.

5. Ohio police hope Wal-Mart thief is 'embarrassed' by wearing sign

Crime truly doesn’t pay – a Wal-Mart shoplifter learned that the hard way this week when he was sentenced to 10 days of standing outside the store he stole from while wearing a sign saying, "I am a thief. I stole from WalMart."

The man said he is not embarrassed by the sign.

Posted by PoliceOne.com on Thursday, March 24, 2016


4. Video watchdog trying to catch police misconduct finds SXSW shooting suspect

An unlikely collaboration between a police watchdog and Austin officers led to the arrest of a man who fired multiple gunshots into the air during the SXSW music festival.

The footage was used to help police 'catch a bad guy' instead of 'catching the cops doing something bad.'

Posted by PoliceOne.com on Wednesday, March 23, 2016


3. Video: Spring breaker nails Ala. cruiser with football, gets busted

A spring breaker’s brilliant decision to chuck a football at a cop car led to this amazing response by officers on social media: "Hey Kameron. We found you. Great arm. Bad decision."

The department addressed the suspect on Facebook: ‘Great arm, bad decision.'

Posted by PoliceOne.com on Thursday, March 24, 2016


2. Report: Ex-Subway pitchman Jared Fogle gets prison job serving sandwiches

Famed eater of terrible sandwiches and convicted pedophile Jared Fogle reportedly landed a job in prison making hoagies. While we have no official confirmation on whether prison sammies are of higher quality than the pitchman's former culinary drug of choice, we'd put money on it they are.

Footlongs are not currently on the prison menu.

Posted by PoliceOne.com on Thursday, March 24, 2016


1. Mo. sheriff warns community their meth may be contaminated

"Just passed by the sheriff’s office and a line is already there. I guess there's a lot of meth users concerned about their health!!! Lol."

One man commented: “Just passed by the sheriff’s office and a line is already there. I guess there's a lot of meth users concerned about their health!"

Posted by PoliceOne.com on Thursday, March 24, 2016
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