Police in Manchester, England decided to live-tweet every incident they responded to in a 24-hour period using a special Twitter account. Guess what? Cops' jobs are pretty dull!
Call 227 man seen hiding in factory grounds in Sale
Call 241 problems with a customer at a cafe in Manchester
Call 424 report of loose dogs on a road in Blackley
Call 3026 Suspicious man wearing cape in Bolton - police attended and no sign of man
Call 384 report of man holding baby over bridge - police immediately attended and it was man carrying dog that doesn't like bridges
Call 1634 suspicious men carrying a snake, Bolton
But by far the best thing to come out of this experiment is the inevitable spoof account.
Call 76 Hysterical teenager threatening to jump from M62 bridge. Will speak only to Justin Bieber. UPDATE: Girl pushed
Call 56 Complaint that "its not like the old days"
Call 17 Complaint from elderly citizen that we are tweeting too fast
Seriously, though, Twitter can make anything boring. (We follow an International Space Station astronaut on Twitter and it seems like all he does is stare out the window.) They're going to have to make twelve episodes of Law & Order: Los Angeles to cancel this out.
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