Cops Are Going To Live Tweet A Prostitution Sting. We Have To See This.



Police are about to unveil the best crime-entertainment crossover since the advent of COPS. The Prince George's County Police Department in Maryland is going to live tweet a major prostitution sting next week -- and critics are already slamming the act as a "terrible" idea and a "legal liability time bomb."

The department is getting the Internet hyped by keeping the details a secret. This morning, it tweeted a photo of an arrest with its announcement:

#PGPD to live Tweet prostitution sting.

— PGPDNEWS (@PGPDNews) May 1, 2014

Here are the details, according to the PGPD site:

We won't tell you when or where, other than it's somewhere in the county sometime next week. The PGPD's Vice Unit will conduct a prostitution sting and we'll tweet it out as it happens. From the ads to the arrests, we'll show you how the PGPD is battling the oldest profession. Suspect photos and information will be tweeted. We're using this progressive, and what we believe unprecedented, social media tactic to warn any potential participants that this type of criminal behavior is not welcome in Prince George's County.

It's unclear how the sting will turn out on Twitter. These things have a habit of going awry. UPDATE: Things have already gone awry.

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