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Berlin police keep public informed - and amused - with a day of tweets

Berlin's police undertook an unusual mission this week: For 24 hours straight, in English and German, they live-tweeted all the situations officers were called on to look into or help out with.

Everyone knows the work of a big city police officer can be dangerous. What many probably don't realize is that it can also be hilarious - and even downright surreal.

In an apparent effort to demonstrate this, Berlin's police department launched two 24-hour live Twitter feeds, one in English and one in German, beginning in the evening of Friday, May 27. Using the hashtags #24hPolizei and #24hPolice, Berlin's finest took to the social media platform to chronicle a typical weekend in Germany's capital.

There was, for example, the man looking suspicious in an unexpected place.

Then there was the case of the deadly, mobile beehive that proved to be "a not-so-sweet mission."

There were, of course, complaints about the noise.

And there was a report about this guy in Wedding:

There was even a well-meaning but misguided Good Samaritan.

And then there was the just plain mysterious:

Thankfully, it wasn't all work and no play. The police still managed to fit in time for some ice cream on a warm summer's day.

The police capped off their 24-hour tweetstorm with a final goodbye. As they would likely say: It was all in a day's work.

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