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City of Parma Police Department
Some people can’t take a joke.
On the other hand, some people don’t think some pranks are jokes at all.
That seemed to be the case for Parma Police Department in Ohio when it espied a Facebook page that was a parody of its own.
As Cleveland.com reports, the department charged 27-year-old Anthony Novak with a felony for creating a page that resembled the department’s official Facebook page.
The department’s Lt. Kevin Riley told Cleveland.com that the information on the site was “derogatory” and “inflammatory.”
There was, for example, a post announcing a written exam “to establish an eligibility list” for people interested in joining the police force. One of its stipulations read: “Parma is an equal opportunity employer but it strongly encourages minorities not to apply.”
This parody page was also adorned with made-up news, as well as announcements…