Nov 08, 2017 07:24 AM EST By Vincent Lanaria

Would-Be Criminals Threatened With 'Stranger Things' Spoilers By Police, Twitter Reacts With Hilarious Tweets

As if you needed another reason not to live a life of crime, the East Lansing Police Department says it has lined its jail cell with 'Stranger Things' spoilers to keep would-be criminals in check.

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Who would've thought that Stranger Things could be used in the fight against crime? Apparently, the East Lansing Police Department did.

To encourage citizens to live a crime-free life, the Michigan police department says on Twitter that it put up Stranger Things spoilers all over its jail cell, which clearly falls under the definition of a cruel and unusual punishment.

Of course, it didn't take long until fans picked up on it.

Stranger Things Spoilers Become Weapon Of Justice

On Sunday, Nov. 5, the East Lansing Police Department posted a tweet about its new deterrent.

While everyone was up and about describing it along the lines of the worst punishment ever, a Twitter user was so curious about whether or not it's the real deal that they were thinking about getting arrested to confirm the jail cell lined with Stranger Things spoilers, The Detroit News reports.

That may have backfired on the police department, pushing citizens to a life of crime instead of scaring them from it.

However, putting a stop to whatever antics may come from the tweet, an East Lansing police officer told The Detroit News that it was just a joke.

Twitter Reacts

Even though it wasn't real, the tweet was amusing enough to get Twitter users to get in on it:

Meanwhile, some didn't quite understand the threat. By "some," we're referring to the fans who already binge-watched the minute Stranger Things season 2 became available on Netflix.

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