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People Are Saying "Snitches Get Stitches" After This Police PSA Went Viral

"What's the special occasion?"

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Uploaded to the WA Police Facebook page in early November, the PSA has over 50,000 views and has gone viral within Australia's tight-knit internet community. For the love of God, please watch:

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There's been a range of reactions on Twitter, with a lot of focus on the police force's encouragement of snitches.

This is the EXACT date a snitch would take you on. https://t.co/JsmFgsneyP

girl, if you were with me id buy you a coffee with the money i make narcing on petty criminals https://t.co/8Z5nkJaNnK

Or just the general lesson of the script.

@braddybb Do graffiti. Report it. Get free coffee. Repeat. Become Banksy.

The reward is nice I guess but what about the later consequence that ... snitches get stitches https://t.co/phRU6Y8OjK

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*cue smooth jazz* https://t.co/vhqqbTKkh7

You could argue that the police have created a masterpiece — maybe on purpose, maybe not.

@braddybb [at coffee counter] WOMAN: What's the special occasion? [they receive coffees and walk across street to p… https://t.co/tINvIb4P3V

Brad Esposito is a news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in Sydney, Australia.

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