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Cops: It's Too Hot to Commit Crime

Police in Braintree, Mass., would appreciate it if you would break the law when it's cooler outside
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 21, 2019 6:37 AM CDT
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It's hot as soccer balls out there, apparently.   (Braintree Police Department )

(Newser) – Baby, it's hot outside and the fine officers at the police department in Braintree, Mass., really do not feel like dealing with your criminal shenanigans until "Monday when it's cooler." CNN reports on the department's cheeky Facebook post, which encouraged "anyone thinking of doing criminal activity to hold off until Monday," as it's "straight up hot as soccer balls out there" and committing crime "in this extreme heat is next level henchmen status." Instead, the self-signed "PoPo" has some advice: "Stay home, blast the AC, binge Stranger Things season 3, play with the face app, practice karate in your basement." But beware: "no spoiler alerts. We're just finishing season 2." The post has more than 124,000 likes and 126,000 shares as of this writing. The Boston Herald notes that the heat index in Massachusetts is set to be around 111 degrees this weekend. (Read more heat wave stories.)

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