Nothing scares people on the internet more than spoilers. People do whatever it takes to avoid them and one police department is using that to their advantage.
The East Lansing Police Department in Michigan recently threatened to spoil the new season of Stranger Things for anyone who gets placed in a jail cell.
The police department did later clarify that this was just a joke. Even so, people weighed in on whether or not this counted as cruel and unusual punishment.
It's hard to know if this violates the constitution or not. Either way, some people supported the move.
But other people were quick to point out that this threat is mostly empty.
Wait, People didn't already binge it on the first night? Weird.— LurkingGrue (@LurkingGrue) November 6, 2017
Anyone who hasn’t watched Stranger things deserves to be imprisoned anyways.— Ginger Tweet God 🌐 (@Skipaleeto0799) November 7, 2017
the real criminals are the ones who didnt binge watch it the first night— Vivian T (@whovivian112903) November 7, 2017
While it seems like police were joking this time, this could very well be a crime fighting technique we see in the future.