Police show social media sense of humor
It's back.. Bear resting in a tree in south Brookline. Pine road. Officers on scene keeping quite. Shhhh— Brookline PD (@BrooklineMAPD) June 26, 2012
The tweets, said their author, Lieutenant Philip Harrington, were just supposed to keep the media from flooding the station with phone calls. But they were a hit with the public, too: The departments Twitter account picked up about 100 new followers that day, he said.
I think its an opportunity its what people like, he said. Its catchy. It gets you to follow the link of the story.