zomg, im bein robb3d!

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Okay, okay, typing that headline made MY eyes bleed. But the Metropolitan Police Department is now accepting tips about crimes via text message. In the vein of “If you see something, say something,” you can now text the police at 50411.

The best in all of this?

Police Chief Cathy Lanier says the number was chosen because “putting the 5-0 to the 411” is street slang for communicating with the police.

I woulda thought it was the other way around, putting the 411 (Information) to the 5-0 (Police)…

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