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Kansas police: 'Being mad at a presidential candidate' not a good reason to call 911

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Daniel Uria
Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump on stage at the first presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., on September 26, 2016. A police department in Kansas shared a series of tongue-in-cheek tweets warning residents not to call 911 to express their anger toward the candidates. Photo by Pat Benic/UPI
Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump on stage at the first presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., on September 26, 2016. A police department in Kansas shared a series of tongue-in-cheek tweets warning residents not to call 911 to express their anger toward the candidates. Photo by Pat Benic/UPI | License Photo

LAWRENCE, Kan., Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Police in Kansas warned residents against letting their emotions get the best of them in advance of the first presidential debate.

The Lawrence police department shared a tweet on Monday afternoon reminding residents their feelings about the debates were not an appropriate reason to call the emergency number.

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"We realize politics can make emotions run high, but being mad at a presidential candidate in a debate is NOT a reason to call 911," police wrote.

The police department, which shares a number of humorous tweets and was recently verified by Twitter, also warned against participating in drinking games tied to the debates.

"Additionally, drinking games where you drink every time someone says 'yuge' leads to binge drinking, and we discourage that strongly," the department wrote.

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