- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 15, 2014

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) - Royal Oak police investigators are trying to determine who set up a fake account in the department’s name on Twitter.

Police in the Detroit suburb learned about the bogus account last week after someone posted a comment about medical marijuana.

According to Lt. Dave Clemens, the fake police account responded by writing: “We now know who you are, and we are going to watch you.”

Royal Oak police do not have a Twitter account.

The Daily Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1hBM21c ) the department contacted Twitter and had the phony account shut down.

Clemens says the fake account started up on Twitter about a month ago.

He says investigators are going to seek records from Twitter as part of the effort to identify who was behind the account.

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Information from: The Daily Tribune, https://www.dailytribune.com


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