“We would love to meet with them and treat them to a Valentine’s Day surprise!” the sheriff’s office wrote on Facebook
As millions of couples exchange flowers, chocolate and others gifts, the Rockmart Police Department, located about an hour west of Atlanta, encouraged their followers on Facebook to get back at their ex (or current partner!) with the help of local law enforcement.
“Do you have an ex-Valentine and know they have outstanding warrants? Do you have information that they are driving with drugs in their car? Give us a call with their location and we’ll take care of the rest,” they wrote on Feb. 2, in a post with now more than 600 shares on the social network. Their announcement was later shared on other platforms, including Instagram where it garnered 259,000 likes on the Shade Room account.
Rockmart police went on to imply they would provide an all-inclusive stay for their delinquent ex-lover, though it won’t be the sort of couples’ resort experience that many will take on Feb. 14.
“This Valentine’s Day Month-long Special starts off with a set of limited-edition platinum bracelets,” they said, alluding to handcuffs, “free transportation with a chauffeur, a one-night minimum stay in luxurious accommodations and professional glamour shots that will be posted on online for all to enjoy. This special is capped off with a special Valentine’s dinner,” they wrote
“We know this special is so incredible that you may be tempted to provide additional referrals. We don’t blame you,” they wrote. “Operators are standing by!”
The post drew more than 100 comments from readers, many of whom seemed ripe for taking revenge. “Hello, I would like to file to recommend someone for your Valentine’s day package. Do you take reservations for out of town guests?” one asked.
Others came in support of all those who suffered under the spell of some scrub, as one praised, “Wow, what a meaningful Valentine’s Day gift! So righteous! What a purposeful idea! I love it! Unless it is vindictive!”
Their cheeky message has a point. For example, studies show that Valentine’s Day, along with Thanksgiving and Christmas days, are the precious few days a year when records show a slight decrease in reports of domestic violence and abuse. So this upcoming special day would be a shrewd choice to finally kick that deadbeat to the curb.