‘Polce?’ Spelling-challenged UK cops ripped on Twitter for squad car sign cockup
An unfortunate picture of a “Polce Car” – that is, a police car missing an “i,” was spotted in northern England, and subsequently posted on a satirical social media site.
Inevitably, the picture went viral, even making it into the BBC’s official Twitter feed.
The image sparked a torrent of humorous tweets, mocking the police force.
— Vexy Vox (@Vexyvox) December 4, 2014
“Someone call the Polce,” tweeted Vexy Vox.
“Hello, Officer? I’d like to report a stolen ‘i,’” tweeted another user, Simon Robinson.
— Simon Robinson (@SimonRobinson19) December 4, 2014
The Facebook page “UK Cop Humour” posted the image along with a little friendly advice.
“Dear South Yorkshire Police, we love you guys and we know times are tough, but dropping the ‘i’ from ‘Police’ is going too far,” they posted.
A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police confirmed the photo was genuine, but claimed that the error had been fixed.
“The spelling error was identified immediately by staff who took delivery of a new batch of police vehicles, which came already completed with livery from the manufacturer,” the spokesperson said.