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Michigan police department pulls photoshop prank to ‘reach the younger folk’

Doctored photo of patrol car posted on Bath Township Police Department’s Facebook account. (Bath Township Police Department / Courtesy)
Doctored photo of patrol car posted on Bath Township Police Department’s Facebook account. (Bath Township Police Department / Courtesy)

Police in Bath Township in Clark County, Michigan, poked fun at a slang term often aimed at police by giving their car a virtual makeover.

On Saturday, April 28, the department posted to its Facebook account a photo of a patrol car with a minor alteration. Instead of “POLICE” on the side, the car was emblazoned with four letters: P-O-P-O.

Since the post, which explained that the change in design was to ‘reach the younger folk out there’, more than 2,500 Facebook accounts have shared the post, and the reactions in the comment section range wildly, some finding the post funny, while others – unaware the photo was a spoof – complain about the misuse of resources.

Responding to the negative comments, the department’s Facebook page assured that the vehicle appearance was created solely in MS Paint.


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