You’ve got to admire the audacity of some coppers.
Officers from Derbyshire Police came up with an idea to make their job a little bit easier.
Instead of sending front line officers on pointless arrest enquiries when they spend half the shift knocking on doors in a fruitless search for easy arrests of wanted people (thus getting the arrest figures up), they sent them all letters saying they had been selected for a promotional offer. All they had to do was ring a marketing company (i.e. a little office at the local nick) and they would be entitled to some free beer provided they could supply a date, time and location for the beer to be dropped off.
Nineteen hapless twats from the area fell for the sting and were arrested, saving hours of police time and meaning more burglary victims could be dealt with in under 3 days.