The iconic image of a police officer chomping down on a sugar-filled donut is a classic portrayal of the typical law enforcement stereotype.  One Illinois Police Department decided to live up to the saying, "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em."

Facebook pages for Law Enforcement are usually to inform the public about crimes, safety events in the Stateline, and updates on any breaking news.

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For this Illinois Police Department in Palos Park, Illinois, they've found the solution to lowering thefts in town, one donut hole at a time.

They posted to Facebook a photo of a donut locked up on a bike rack with the hilarious caption, 

"Just a friendly reminder to lock up your valuables Palos Park. We do!" [PPPD]

 

That's one way to catch your attention... or criminals... while mindlessly scrolling through Facebook!

It's totally a crime to be this funny.  I shouldn't be laughing this hard (lol).

With over 4,000 likes, 120 comments, and 400 shares later, this Police Department really knows how to target an audience!

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Tons of people commented with funny, light-hearted cop jokes.  Some did take the jokes a little too far, so I donut think I'll share those with you haha.

Mike Twomey's comment was my favorite.

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Ronnie Varak started thinking outside the box on this one...

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Lyn Margaret does have a point here.  If this is a real donut, I'd be biting it right off the lock hahaha.  Very tempting...

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It's a breath of fresh air when authorities can have a sense of humor from time to time.  It makes you realize they're all still human, too.  Without a little laughter in this dark world, I would lose my mind.

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