Many areas of the United States are facing a strong and dangerous heat wave, which is so intense that the Braintree, Mass. Police department took social networks to ask the community to refrain from committing crimes until the temperatures come down.
In a Facebook post last Friday, July 19, authorities expressed that the heat wave was too severe to commit crimes. “He’s as hot as the soccer balls out there,” said the message that has been shared more than 106,000 times.
Although it seems a joke publication, the police department confirmed that it is something real. And the heat is so extreme that the National Weather Service issued an excessive warning for high temperatures in parts of the eastern United States, including Braintree.
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For while temperatures can reach 102 ° F (38.8 ° C), they can feel even higher. For if you combine the temperature of the air with the humidity, the heat could be felt up to 115 ° F (46 ° C).
That’s why for the Braintree police those temperatures are too high even for crime. “We ask that anyone who is thinking that carrying out criminal activity should wait until Monday,” the authorities wrote in the unusual publication.
In addition, the officers offered alternatives on what they can do instead of committing crimes. “Stay home, get on air conditioning, do a marathon of the third season of Stranger Things, play with FaceApp, practice karate in your basement.”
“We’ll see each other again on Monday, when it’s cooler. Sincerely, The PoPo. Post: Please no spoilers. We are just finishing season 2, “the police concluded. And although the message was written in a joking tone, the idea behind it is quite serious because heat waves as severe as this represent a great danger to all.
So you already know: Turn on those air conditioners and stay away from danger; but above all do not commit crimes, especially with this extreme climate.