Story By: Koen Berghuis, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
Berlin police have been slammed for failing to fight crime after they launched an appeal to help a cop find a woman “he can’t get out of his head” after she asked him for directions.
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Cops in the German capital of Berlin seemingly turned their social media account into a dating app by launching an appeal to the public to help them find a mysterious woman who one of the cops had fallen for.
According to the police, the unknown woman approached the cops at the Halleschen Tor metro station to ask for directions.
The social media appeal shared by the police on social media reads: “He wore a uniform. When saying goodbye you gifted him a small laugh. Now he is searching for you – we are helping.”
The social media appeal reads on: “Your smile has enchanted him. If it was you, please get in touch by sending a direct message. Our colleague cannot get you out of his head.”
The rather unique manhunt for the woman with the beautiful smile raised some eyebrows in the media.
One newspaper even ran the headline “do officials have nothing to do?”, citing Islamic terror threats, organised crime by Arab mafia clans and the more than 500 protests each year which the Berlin cops have to oversee.
The report even cited police president Barbara Slowik who said that “we need significantly more jobs in the 2020/2021 budget to handle the tasks in this city”.
Netizens however were much more sympathetic to the cops than the press.
One netizen wrote: “In today’s digital age, where dating is mostly done online or on Tinder as an opportunity to get close to a stranger in no time, I find it beautiful that some are able to actually meet in real life and get fascinated by a real person.”
It was not reported whether the woman in question has contacted the police by direct message.