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Five-year-old 'hacks' fire department Twitter account

Posted By CAROLINE LEE, UPI.com   |   April 25, 2013 at 3:46 PM   |   Comments

April 25 (UPI) -- "Do. Or do not. There is no fly," read a tweet from the Twitter account of the Forest Grove Fire department in Oregon.

And Fire Marshal Dave Nemeyer was sure the account had been hacked, according to The Oregonian.

That is, until he realized his phone was in the hands of his 5-year-old.

"He's 5. He's pushing every button trying to fly the Luke Skywalker bird into the pig Death Star," Nemeyer said. "Or something like that."

The incident resulted in two tweets sent to 1,800 followers on Thursday. They have since been removed, according to KGW.

The second stated, "I want to learn the ways of the force and become a Jedi like my father. Chirp!" Both sported the hashtag #AngryBirdsStarWars.

It appears the messages were automatic tweets sent from the game.

Nemeyer said the "hack" is a little embarrassing, but that it's good to take a moment to appreciate the innocence of children and laugh.

The Twitter account is now back to its regular focus on Forest Grove Fire business. The only evidence of the incident is an apology tweet.


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