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Police officers cancel crime in Grand Rapids, tell neighbors to 'take a nap' or 'binge watch Netflix'

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Posted at 12:32 PM, Jan 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-30 12:32:07-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WXYZ) — Michigan police officers are asking for your best behavior because it's too cold for crime.

In fact, the Grand Rapids Police Department went ahead and canceled crime in the city. Their media alert read:

Notice to all criminals, conspiring criminals, or bored individuals that have too much time on their hands today: Crime has been cancelled in The City of Grand Rapids!

The department said their resources are most needed helping residents with possible weather-related crises:

Since the schools, many businesses, and some services are closed due to weather, we are officially canceling crime so officers can focus on helping those in need and improving quality of life for our residents.

Not sure what to do instead? No worries, the officers offered a few suggestions:

  • Take a nap.
  • Binge watch Netflix.
  • Help your neighbor shovel.