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'Go home to shoot up' sign is a hoax, police say

Posted: 8:13 PM, Jun 06, 2017
Updated: 2017-06-07 14:49:11Z

CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Police Department is not encouraging drug users to "go home to shoot up," no matter what you've seen on Facebook.

Local social media groups have recently circulated an image depicting a street sign with the Cincinnati Police Department's logo and the message:

KEEP MOVING

We sympathize with your addiction. Please sympathize with this community.

DO NOT PARK HERE

GO HOME to SHOOT UP

Lieutenant Steve Saunders, a spokesperson for the police department, said Tuesday he doesn't know if the sign really exists or if the controversial image is the work of a talented Photoshop doctor. What he does know is this: It's not a product of the Cincinnati Police Department.

"We didn't make that, and we wouldn't make that," he said.

Saunders said he's seen the image circulated before, and no one has ever been able to locate the sign depicted in it.

"If it were real, I assume somebody would have found it by now," he said.

He requested that anyone with information about the sign's real life location, if it exists at all, contact police so it can be taken down.