Minnesota Police Threatened Drunk Drivers with Justin Bieber's Super Bowl Ad
Published Feb 07, 2017It seems like police in Wyoming, MN, took a leaf out of the Kensington, PEI force's playbook over the weekend. The Minnesota city's department cautioned citizens against drunk driving in the wake of Super Bowl celebrations by threatening to punish them with Justin Bieber's T-Mobile ad.
The commercial was released just ahead of the NFL's biggest night, and the Wyoming police promised that anyone caught driving under the influence would have to watch the clip on repeat all the way to jail.
The mobile provider's ad features a bespectacled Bieber as a "celebration expert," guiding viewers through a series of enthusiastic options for commemorating a touchdown.
Later in the evening, the department issued a tweet saying it would be willing to sub out the Bieber ad for a reel of the New England Patriots' game tape — but we're forced to backpedal when the team made an unprecedented comeback to take the title.
We take back everything we said. https://t.co/jCovoDwITt— Wyoming, MN Police (@wyomingpd) February 6, 2017
It seems like the Wyoming cops' social media strategy was an effective one — Police Chief Paul Hoppe told the St. Paul Pioneer Press that his department didn't have to make a single drunk driving arrest on Super Bowl Sunday (February 5).
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