DENVER — Police are people too, and they know very well it's 4/20. They also know what it means, but that doesn't mean they can't have fun with the day.
For most of the country, it means a celebration of an illegal substance. For Colorado, it means a great deal of illegal use (yes, smoking is still illegal outdoors) of a legal substance.
Granted, police in Colorado will turn something of a blind eye on a day where many are consuming, but they're living it up on social media still.
Denver Police went as far as saying, "Das ok, we dont really mind."
We spy w/our lil , people celebratin 420 in da Mile Hi. Das ok, we dont really mind. Jus#ConsumeResponsibly or we'll bust u guys. #420Songs pic.twitter.com/YAKw41dGcR
— Denver Police Dept. (@DenverPolice) April 20, 2017
One agency in Wyoming, Minnesota posted a now-viral photo of "undercover" 4/20 operations. The clever photo simply depicts a lineup of munchies and an officer waiting nearby with a net.
Undercover #420 operations are in place. Discreet traps have been set up throughout the city today. #Happy420 pic.twitter.com/Jo8mh0Z5lQ
— Wyoming, MN Police (@wyomingpd) April 20, 2017
Speaking of traps, we doubt many people fell for this doughnut trap, although somebody undoubtedly enjoyed the doughnuts!
You've heard of speed traps? We have weed traps pic.twitter.com/TP7ir4qg1h
— IowaStateU Police (@ISUPD) April 20, 2017
Rewards were offered by this Minnesota police department for tips, but who could turn down a Snickers?
Promoting a safe #420: have an officer test your weed and get a fun-size Snickers. Want a full size bar? Give em your dealers address. pic.twitter.com/vw9CjmTRgm
— Maplewood Police MN (@MaplewoodPolice) April 20, 2017
Some memes were used, but for a good cause: Promoting safe driving.
If you are into the whole "wake and bake" thing, please be into the "don't drive thing" too. #DriveSober #420 pic.twitter.com/lhwf9unQFy
— Portland Police (@PortlandPolice) April 20, 2017
How about a round of applause for our humorous friends in blue?