NYPD Dispatches Cruisers with Creepy ‘Social Distancing’ PSA
The NYPD is now dispatching its fleet with audio messages to warn folks about keeping a safe distance from others during the COVID-19 shutdown.
Chief of Patrol for the force, Fausto Pichardo, tweeted the below video of the police cruiser rolling down (soon to be demolished) East River Park yesterday evening.
The bullhorn blared a pre-recorded PSA about “social distancing” in a creepy Decepticon voice:
This is the New York City Police Department. Due to the current health emergency, members of the public are reminded to keep a safe distance of six feet from others while on public places to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. Please help us keep you safe. Thank you for your cooperation.
It’s worth pointing out that, while the announcement played, so too did a group of athletes on the field close to the coastline.
And is there even anybody behind the wheel?
— Chief Fausto Pichardo (@NYPDChiefPatrol) March 24, 2020