Chief John Hayden of the St. Louis Metro Police Department announced on Sunday that “[s]tarting tomorrow @SLMPD Officers will begin to distribute candy from their patrol cars to build relationships with youth in our community.”

And, no … this isn’t from The Onion. The official verified account for @SLMPD retweeted it as well:

Sure, why not try bribery to build relationships with children. What could go wrong?

So far, folks aren’t impressed:

What do you think?


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