The Braintree Police Department asked the community to put a pin in crime until the heat wave passes in a Facebook post Friday.
“It is straight up hot as soccer balls out there,” the department wrote in the post, which has racked up more than 106,000 shares since Friday.
The department confirmed to CNN Saturday that the post is, indeed, legit.
That’s simply too hot for lawbreaking, Braintree police said.
Committing a crime in this sort of weather is “next level henchmen status,” the department said, not to mention dangerous to the offender’s health.
In the post, the department suggested everyone wait out the heat wave indoors and suspend the illegal stuff until things cool down.
“Stay home, blast the AC, binge Stranger Things season 3, play with the face app, practice karate in your basement,” police said. “We will all meet again on Monday when it’s cooler.”
The message is signed, “The PoPo.”
Seriously, though: Heat waves are dangerous
The National Weather Service has urged residents in affected areas from the Great Plains to the East Coast to take the heat seriously and avoid outdoor activities during mid-afternoon and early evening hours, the most dangerous parts of the day, according to the agency.