Georgia Sheriff Requests 4-Hour Break From Crime

All in the name of Super Bowl LI
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 5, 2017 4:57 PM CST
Georgia Sheriff Requests 4-Hour Break From Crime
Buses carrying the Atlanta Falcons NFL football team are greeted by cheering fans during a send-off pep rally as they make their way to the airport for a flight to Houston and Super Bowl LI, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, in Atlanta.   (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

A Georgia sheriff's office would really appreciate it if the population it serves could manage to refrain from criminal activity during Sunday night's Super Bowl. In a cheeky Facebook post, the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office explains "we all want to witness history here in Georgia this evening." History would be an Atlanta Falcons Super Bowl win: USA Today reports they're one of 13 teams to have never won the big game. And so the sheriff's office would be very appreciative if those in the north central county could do five things during the hours of 6pm and 10pm ET. Its list:

  1. "Not to steal anything."
  2. "Get along with your spouse. YES, you can do it."
  3. "Drive cautiously and sober and not have an accident."
  4. "Refrain from loud noises that disturb your neighbors so much they call 911 (unless cheering a FALCON score of course)."
  5. "All other acts that lack general common sense and generate 911 calls."

One commenter presented a list of her own for those who do force an officer to show up:

  1. "You better have the game on"
  2. "There better be a buffet"
  3. "You should be prepared to host said officer until the end of the game"
(More Super Bowl LI stories.)

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