The truth may be stranger than “Stranger Things.”
A Michigan police department believes it has found a surefire way to deter people from a life of crime.
Spoiler alert: it involves “Stranger Things.” Well, actually, “Stranger Things” spoilers.
The East Lansing Police Department posted a tweet on Sunday that threatened to reveal key plot points for the hit Netflix series’ second season.
We've taped Stranger Things spoilers all over the walls of our jail this week. Some extra motivation for you to not end up there. pic.twitter.com/SEbRlXx4BJ— East Lansing Police (@EastLansingPD) November 5, 2017
The possibility of a jail cell covered with spoilers had at least one Twitter user contemplating getting arrested to verify the tweet, according to The Detroit News.
Sadly, a Lansing police official told the paper the tweet was just a joke.
That didn’t stop Twitter from weighing in:
that’s harsh !!!the worst punishment ever I feel the pain already!— Kaila Hernandez (@kKailaHernandez) November 7, 2017
Anyone who hasn’t watched Stranger things deserves to be imprisoned anyways.— Ginger Tweet God (@Skipaleeto0799) November 7, 2017
However, at least one person pointed out that the spoiler deterrent threat meant little in an era when entire seasons are posted all at once.
Jokes on you, I finished Stranger Things 9 hours after it came out— tay! (@missingboybyers) November 7, 2017
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.