Redford Township Police Department Facebook Shares - Carlos GaminoBy Carlos Gamino

A Detroit man going by the name “Champagne Torino” promised to turn himself in to police for outstanding warrants if his post got 1,000 shares on the social networking site. In an act of generosity, he also offered to pick up trash around the police station and bring donuts for whomever was working at the time.

The Redford Township Police Department accepted the challenge, writing on their Facebook page:


Mr. Champagne Torino has issued the RTPD a challenge. As you can see below, if we can have this post SHARED 1000 times, he will turn himself in to RTPD on his existing warrants, clean up blight on public school property, and bring us a dozen donuts. Donuts!!!! He promised us donuts! You know how much we love Donuts!

Help us win this challenge and clean up blight in Redford at the same time! It’s as easy as a SHARE of this post.”

Despite the promise, though, Mr. “Torino” failed to bring donuts (let alone turn himself in), even after the post garnered more than 4,500 shares.

What Do You Think?

Do you enjoy watching police departments interact with their communities like this? I certainly do – and it’s happened several times (like this, this, and this), but I’d love to hear your take on it. Please share your thoughts on Facebook (but preferably on my page, not a police department’s page) or on Twitter!

Carlos Gamino