A Georgia police department is suggesting citizens turn in their ex-lovers for Valentine’s Day, following in the footsteps of a North Carolina sheriff’s department.
The Rockmart Police Department said Wednesday that while Valentine’s Day is traditionally set aside to celebrate with the special “love in your life,” residents shouldn’t “forget those ex’s that did you wrong either!”
“Do you have an ex-Valentine and know they have outstanding warrants? Do you have information that they are driving with drugs in their car? Give us a call with their location and we’ll take care of the rest,” the department said in a Facebook post while noting they copied the idea from a North Carolina sheriff’s department.
In exchange for those unlucky exes that do get turned in, the department is offering a “set of limited-edition platinum bracelets, free transportation with a chauffeur, a one-night minimum stay in luxurious accommodations and professional glamour shots that will be posted online for all to enjoy.”
Just to sweeten the pot the department will include a “special Valentine’s dinner.”
“We know this special is so incredible that you may be tempted to provide additional referrals. We don’t blame you, this special is too sweet to pass up. Operators are standing by.”
The department acknowledges that while humor may have been used to get the ad across, it is certain that “someone reading this is about to call us and give someone up!”
The Nash County Sheriff’s Office in North Carolina offered up the same deal last year, with the “creative marketing” yielding several arrests.