Reece Park, a man living in Tasmania, got so drunk on Sunday night that he couldn’t remember how he got home.
But a photo he found on his cell phone the next morning left a pretty interesting clue.
Park’s caption reads:
“So was just looking through my phone and turns out these good ***** took some banger selfies after they took my drunk ass home! Bloody legends.”
Constable Jeremy Blyth told Yahoo 7 News in Australia that he and fellow officer Natalie Siggins found Park in the back of a taxi after the company called the police for assistance. Blyth said that Park “didn’t know where he lived, he wasn’t saying much.”
Eventually the officers figured out where he lived and took him home.
“Because he was a bit worse for wear, our officers took the opportunity to record the moment with a selfie in the likely event he could not remember how he got home,” Senior Sergeant Craig Fox said in the Tasmanian Police’s Facebook post.
Blyth and Siggins also waited for a friend to come by Park’s house before they left to keep an eye on him.
Siggins said taxi companies occasionally call the police to assist with riders who are too inebriated to get home, but it’s part of the job.
“People’s friends put them in taxis thinking they’ll get home safe,” she told Yahoo. “But unfortunately they end up like Reece, asleep in the backseat, not able to get themselves all the way home.”
Fox advised that people make a plan before they drink.
“Then there’s no risk to you, your family, friends or others on the road,” he said on Facebook.
As for Park, the experience hasn’t exactly deterred him from getting completely tanked in the future.
When asked by Yahoo if this has sworn him off booze, he responded with, “Don’t know. I’ll soon find out, I reckon.”