Toronto police make best tweet correction in Twitter history

Dec 5 2017, 11:41 pm

Toronto police have a tough job.

We live in a major city, and the daily events faced by police here are unpredictable. Just a quick glance at their social media accounts can show how different every hour is for the Service.

And sometimes, that unpredictability can lead to errors.

On Monday, police were in pursuit of a naked male running near Woodbine Station. But it turns out the man wasn’t fully naked. So police wanted to ensure the public had the correct information. That correction took Twitter by storm, and has generated over 700 retweets and 1000 likes — not the usual amount for a police account.

While the world never got a final update on the sock-wearing naked runner, hopefully he was reunited with his shoes.

For now, the man (and Toronto police) left us with the gift of these tweets:


But, there is a fine for not wearing footwear in the TTC. So maybe he was actually just avoiding the hefty $235 fine.

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