Vancouver police tweet using model for burglar gets hilarious responses

Aug 16 2019, 6:06 pm

The Vancouver Police Department is receiving some hilarious feedback for its choice of photo for a social media post warning the public about burglars.

“If a stranger comes to your door & asks to come in to use your telephone, tell them “No” & don’t let them in. Thieves will enter your home & the moment you turn your back they’ll help themselves to your wallet or any valuables laying around,” wrote the VPD in its tweet.

The post shows a photo of a young man with messy blonde hair posing with a moody pout who looks more like an Instagram model than a burglar — and people took notice.

The tweet got a flood of replies poking fun at this so-called “burglar” with some pointing out that he looks like a character from the Twilight movies.

Cst. Anne-Marie Clark with the VPD got a good laugh out of all the comments.

“Thanks for the shares & 😂comments,” she tweeted.

“A #Thief could look like anyone, even an extra from one of the #Twilight movies…The person is a stranger & if they need help, pls call the appropriate people to assist but don’t let them into your home & turn your back.”

If you’re wondering who this pouty-faced robber is, he’s actually a model in LA who poses for trendy stock photos.

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