British police jumped on the social media bandwagon Tuesday by taking part in the viral Dolly Parton Challenge, creating memes of suspects wanted for a number of offenses.
Cleveland Police UK in northeastern England shared four images of 32-year-old Scott Mizsei, deeming each appropriate for his profiles on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram or Tinder, Fox News reported.
Have you seen wanted man Scott Mizsei, 32?
He is wanted in connection with a number of offences including aggravated burglary.
Do not approach him if you see him & call 101 with info RE his whereabouts.
— Cleveland Police UK (@ClevelandPolice) January 28, 2020
“Have you seen wanted man Scott Mizsei, 32? He is wanted in connection with a number of offences including aggravated burglary,” the tweet said. “Do not approach him if you see him & call 101 with info RE his whereabouts. Thanks @DurhamPolice for inspiring our post!”
Moreover, Cleveland Police UK was not alone. They credited neighboring Durham Constabulary with the idea as their agency used the challenge last week to ask the public for assistance locating a wanted man, Paul Bishop.
Have you seen Paul Bishop?
We’d like to speak to him in connection with a suspected burglary which occurred in December.
— Durham Constabulary (@DurhamPolice) January 24, 2020
“Have you seen Paul Bishop? We’d like to speak to him in connection with a suspected burglary which occurred in December,” the tweet said. “If you have seen him or know where he is, please call Peterlee Police team on 101.”
So as you can see, British law enforcement has gotten creative in their search for suspects.
Furthermore, police agencies in the United Kingdom, the United States and even Canada have participated in the social media craze by sharing creative images of police service dogs.
— SarasotaPD (@SarasotaPD) January 25, 2020
Last Friday, Durham Police showed off K9 Spike, tagging Cleveland Police UK and NYPD Dog Section to do the same. Police departments in Sarasota, Fla., Irving, Texas, Fort Collins, Colo., and Vancouver, Canada all have shared four-way templates of dogs who help them protect and serve.
— Irving Police Dept. (@IrvingPD) January 25, 2020
Remember friends, if you put a picture on the internet, it lives forever. Be safe, be smart, and in the words of Dolly Parton, "be a diamond in a rhinestone world." Happy Friday!#DollyPartonChallenge pic.twitter.com/vvX0HCbug8
— Fort Collins Police (@FCPolice) January 24, 2020
PS – last chance to get your calendars online is Jan 31st! pic.twitter.com/w4GOG9qcAq
— VanPoliceFnd (@VanPoliceFnd) January 25, 2020