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Police in Massachusetts ask the public to ‘hold off’ on criminal activity until it cools down

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Calling all criminals: Braintree Police are requesting a heat hiatus on all criminal activity until the weather breaks.

“Due to the extreme heat, we are asking anyone thinking of doing criminal activity to hold off until Monday. It is straight up hot as soccer balls out there,” police wrote in a Facebook post Friday night.

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning though 8 p.m. Sunday, warning that temperatures could feel as hot as 107 to 112 degrees on Saturday and Sunday. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency has warned that Eastern Massachusetts could see some of the hottest temperatures Saturday.

“Conducting criminal activity, in this extreme heat is next level henchmen status, but also very dangerous,” the post said.

Instead, the Braintree “PoPo” urged folks to “stay home, blast the A/C, binge “Stranger Things” season 3, play with the face app, practice karate in your basement. We will all meet again on Monday when it’s cooler.”

This isn’t the first time the Braintree Police disguised a serious message with some humor. In 2017, the department posted a tongue-in-cheek message to Braintree High students about a parking lot prank.

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