Cops are About to Start Live-Tweeting Prostitution Stings

Caveat emptor, Maryland residents, life's about to get pretty shameful for a few unlucky fans of paying for sex.

Prince George's County police announced today that they plan to live-tweet a prostitution sting next week, mug shots and all, in an "unprecedented social media tactic."

Although the sting appears to be targeted solely at johns, the police department's announcement was originally posted with an image of a woman in handcuffs. The photo has since been removed, but apparently confused a few news outlets.

The department warns that suspects won't know when or where to expect the sting, but if officers actually live-tweet the event, it shouldn't be too difficult to figure it out.

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