Old tweets between Indian man and Salem Police spark hilarious reactions. Department replies too
Twitter user Arun Bothra shared a screenshot of the interaction between the Indian man and the police department.Updated: Nov 28, 2019 14:23 IST
Every now and then, we see people tagging police departments on social media to dish out complaints or express their views. A man did the same when he tweeted his grievance and tagged Salem Police Department about high fares of auto rickshaws in Yercaud, Tamil Nadu. However, a small slip up on his part, which came to light after the department replied, has sparked hilarious reactions.
Twitter user Arun Bothra shared a screenshot of the interaction between the man and the police department. With a witty caption he shared it on the micro-blogging site.
Shakespeare : What is in the name.— Arun Bothra (@arunbothra) November 27, 2019
Twitter : Oh, please 😂 pic.twitter.com/UfHQvuTZzT
The man mixed up the Twitter handles of two departments which are located in entirely different continents. While the man wanted to tag the Twitter handle of Salem city police of Tamil Nadu, he ended up tagging a police handle of a place by the same name which is located in Oregon, USA.
Here’s how people reacted:
Ha ha.. 😂😂😂 Naam to suna hi hoga 😂😂— R@jesh (@one43rajesh) November 27, 2019
It’s, however, not the first time someone made this slip up. Some shared screenshots on the tweet’s reply which shows Salem city police, Oregon, being wrongly tagged on different posts.
What's in a name?— www.TheLearningPoint.net 💙 (@learning_pt) November 27, 2019
A lot of false-flag notifications. pic.twitter.com/j0fm42iPSP
More.. pic.twitter.com/dckqGdyldf— Vijayan P. Mallu (@typical_mallu) November 27, 2019
A reply from Salem Police on Arun Bothra’s tweet reveals that the interaction didn’t happen recently. In fact, it happened almost two years back in 2017. They also extended gratitude to the man and wrote that he opened a gate for “international dialogue” with his tweet.
How quickly time passes. It was #ThanksgivingDay 2017 when our international dialogue started thanks to @TAAspeaks. Greetings to all in #Salem #TamilNadu from your name twins in #SalemOR #USA. pic.twitter.com/SdrBXVduQe— Salem Police Dept. (@SalemPoliceDept) November 27, 2019
What do you think of the interaction?
Edit: Previously, it was mentioned that the man with Twitter handle “@TAAspeaks” hails from Tamil Nadu. He confirmed he is from Kerala.