In times of crisis, there’s always someone ready to make a wisecrack about the situation. However, the people of New Berlin, Wisconsin, probably didn’t expect that with the covid-19 emergency the smart aleck would be their own local police department. 

The official New Berlin police department’s Facebook account made a post last week which read: “Due to the coronavirus, police are asking that all criminal activities stop until further notice. Thank you for your anticipated cooperation in the matter.”


The post quickly accrued thousands of reactions and shares with tongue-in-cheek comments pouring in.

Most users seemed to appreciate the police’s sense of humour.

At least someone’s morale is still strong.