ATLANTA - A picture of an Atlanta police officer asleep in a patrol car is causing a buzz among Twitter users.
The image of the unidentified officer resting soundly in uniform first appeared on the Everything Georgia's Twitter account on Sunday (July 3) at 11:34 a.m., and soon the Police Department's Twitter account let the original poster know that it was aware of the incident.
The Police Department tweeted at 3:42 p.m. that it had identified the officer and was "taking appropriate action."
The initial tweet and response from police elicited several Twitter reactions, with some users pleading that the officer not be fired.
Sleep with your lights on? Atlanta's finest.. 😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/ImSOncW8eQ— Everything Georgia (@GAFollowers) July 3, 2016
@GAFollowers Yes we are aware. We have identified him and are taking appropriate action.— Atlanta Police Dept (@Atlanta_Police) July 3, 2016
@Atlanta_Police please don't fire him! He was probably worked to no end!!!!— Sabine aka Bean, MPA (@GodsPolitician) July 5, 2016