In North England, police aren’t only cutting petty crime in the streets, they’re also cutting petty crime at the office.
The boys at Halifax Police Station have clearly spent too much time handcuffing criminals, because their milk is now being treated to the same fate.
An image posted on Twitter shows three milk cartons cleverly sealed using plastic containers, padlocks, and even bio-hazard tape. As it turns out, they’ve padlocked their dairy so fellow cops can’t steal the creamy goodness.
In other news, the milk theft in Halifax Police Station seems to be rife..when he said find one without a padlock, thought he was joking..! pic.twitter.com/dGZ4wKsvpq
— PC 3220 Sharp (@WYP_PC3220Sharp) June 11, 2017
The trainee officer who posted the snap told Huffington Post: “Most police stations I know of have tea funds to pay for milk, tea bags, coffee, biscuits, etc…
“I’ve seen milk marked up with team numbers to identify them ― but this was just another step further, and it made me laugh. I shared it in case it might make someone smile like it made me.”
And it sure did. The tweet has received hundreds of retweets and more than a thousand likes – even getting suggestions on how to pick those pesky padlocks.
I only need enough for my coffee, so I'll just jab me pen though the side for some instead ???
— Drummerja (@drummerja89) June 12, 2017
Can turn those upside down, put a hole in the bottom then pour away ??
— Mark Mandale (@cumbrianbluess) June 12, 2017
Disgraceful don't you know you cannot just lock up milk without due cause. Milk has rights you know ?
— Kevin Spartacus (@kevcbr) June 13, 2017
The only remaining mystery needing solving here is, why so much milk? We’re not sure if milk is a delicacy in England, because there is a whole lot of it in there. We’re guessing the cops drink a tonne of milky tea.