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When Tom Hanks turned police informer, and the police responded on Twitter

Oscar-winner Tom Hanks turned beat cop in New York when he tweeted a picture of a car with several unpaid tickets stuck to its window.

hollywood Updated: May 22, 2017 11:58 IST
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Tom Hanks in a still from The Green Mile.

Actor Tom Hanks is on the beat in New York City, using Twitter to alert police to a car with a slew of tickets on its windshield.

Turns out the tickets were paid.

The Daily News reports that the New York Police Department responded when the Academy Award winning star of Philadelphia, Forrest Gump and Sully on Saturday tweeted: “Sir? Move. Your. Car! Hanx.” He also posted a picture of the burgundy sedan with at least a half dozen tickets bulging from beneath windshield wipers at East 79th Street and Park Avenue.

A police official returned the tweet, requesting the car’s location. The newspaper says police believe the car’s owner likely paid the tickets online. The car’s owner eventually moved it.

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First Published: May 22, 2017 11:57 IST