An unknown man, assumed by many to be a police officer, had the internet in stitches this week when a snap of him and his bae having a picnic went viral.
The photo was originally shared on Facebook but soon went viral across social media platforms, and shows the pair having a fun time next to a police van.
It was originally captioned: “I usually catch criminals but now I caught feelings for you, baby girl.”
“Who would say no to such a pickup line?” wrote Mickey Molefhele.
“Killed it!” added Onelisa Maqungo.
There has been no confirmation so far of where or when the picture was taken — and if any action has been taken against the man for using the vehicle.
TimesLIVE reported in May that 799 Western Cape police officers have been investigated over the last three years for breaching policies around the use of state vehicles. Their alleged transgressions include using the vehicles for private use.
“A reply to my parliamentary question reveals that on average, for the last three years, 266 SA Police Service members have transgressed the policy on the use of official vehicles. This is the average per year between 2018 and 2021, in just the Western Cape,” said DA Western Cape spokesperson on community safety Reagen Allen.
309 SAPS members were investigated for transgressing the policy on the use of official vehicles in 2018, 261 in 2019 and 229 in 2020.