May 25, 2018
Attention, Philadelphians: There's a thief on the loose with a big ol' bag of shrimp.
FOX29 overheard the news on police radio late Friday morning. Apparently, there was a search for a man with a "duffel bag full of shrimp."
I told Philadelphia police I had a "fishy request" and wanted more information on the at-large shrimp thief.
"We have no information on this incident," a police spokesperson said Friday afternoon, unnecessarily adding, "I'm not going to sugarcoat this .... your joke floundered."
Dang. I guess I'll sea myself out.
Anyway, over on the Twittersphere, many had funnier jokes than I, including the official Philly Police account. Enjoy, happy Memorial Day weekend, and keep your eyes peeled for the shrimp thief:
And just like that, cocktail sauce futures rise 9%— Philadelphia Police (@PhillyPolice) May 25, 2018
who called it "shrimp heist" and not PRAWN IN 60 SECONDS https://t.co/W7YhyOSiZq— 304 days ago Trump promised 24-hr Hezbollah answer (@MattNegrin) May 25, 2018
Need help! Send fryers and cocktail sauce. We are on their tails!— luvbug (@Fisterh) May 25, 2018
Have you checked Fishtown.— Tea Mike (@TeaMike69) May 25, 2018