Police in Surrey, UK parody Vanilla Ice on Twitter

Lindsay Jolivet
Daily Buzz

The police department in Surrey, U.K. is suffering from a case of mistaken identity.

Based on their Twitter account, a public relations officer seems to have turned into Vanilla Ice, tweeting road safety warnings in a line-by-line parody of the early '90s hit Ice Ice Baby:

The police department will also be sending funny — or terrifying — Christmas cards to repeat offenders this year that say, "Remember, we know who you are and where you live. If you persist in criminal activity we will hunt you down and we will lock you up."

Police in Abbotsford, B.C. are taking a similar approach by sending past offenders cards with a picture of Santa holding an assault rifle.

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Whoever is operating the Surrey Police account has adopted humour as part of the overall crime prevention strategy, using hashtags such as #ChristmasCracker for reports of strange criminals and #DeckTheCells to announce arrests. They've been working on a few Christmas Carols too:

Should we request a video compilation sung by officers on our Christmas lists?