East Lansing Police Department (Michigan) have decided to be particularly cruel and unusual in their practices as of late. No we’re not talking about unreasonable stop and search practices, or horrifying jail conditions, or racial profiling, or even disproportionate use of lethal force (i.e. shooting people). No, none of those things. This is something that’s much much… actually it’s nowhere near as bad as those things (yeah we’re not even gonna joke about that).
But it still sucks pretty hard.
East Lansing PD have decided to threaten criminals with Stranger Things spoilers.
"We've taped Stranger Things spoilers all over the walls of our jail this week. Some extra motivation for you to not end up there," they tweeted on their official account during yesterday afternoon.
What a heart-breaking discovery for the poor bastard who falls foul of this evil practice.
It’s also pretty funny. We’d like to think that this might help people exercise a bit of common sense and not commit some silly misdemeanour that’ll leave them in a jail cell overnight. However we also wonder why spoilers for a show would stop them if a lengthy jail sentence wouldn’t. Still it’s all a bit of fun and we have to give credit to East Lansing PD for having a great sense of humour in a job that’s often so very serious. Also if I had to arrest drunk people night after night, I think I’d start trying to come up with ways to have fun at their expense too.
How would you feel if you found yourself locked up in a room with Stranger Things spoilers all over the wall? Would you go mad? Or just not give a sh*t? What if they were Game of Thrones spoilers? What show-spoilers, if any, would it take to stop you committing a crime?
Let us know in the comments below!