Police snap selfie with drunk man's phone to show how he got home

Ben Hooper

May 30 (UPI) -- A pair of Australian police officers snapped a bedroom selfie with a drunk man's phone so he wouldn't be confused about how he ended up at home.

Tasmania Police responded in a Facebook post to a viral photo on Reddit showing two officers posing for a selfie in front of a bed where an intoxicated man is giving a thumbs-up to the camera.


"After a blackout night, my mate woke up to a ripper selfie on his phone!" the Reddit post said.

Police confirmed the post's summation of events was accurate.

Tasmania Police Northern District Senior Sgt. Craig Fox said police don't normally drive drunken partiers home.

"However police are always looking for a place of safety for anyone who is affected by alcohol," Fox said. "On this occasion, police were contacted by a taxi company for assistance in getting the man home. When police arrived, they found out his address, took the man home and waited for a friend to arrive to look after him."

"Because he was a bit worse for wear, our officers took the opportunity to record the moment with a selfie in the likely event he could not remember how he got home," Fox said.


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