These cops took a selfie with a drunk guy
As well as causing feelings of elation, reducing inhibitions, and prompting an inexplicable desire to show off your worst moves on the dance floor, drinking alcohol often leaves people a little forgetful the next day.
Thankfully, due to the invention of smartphones, we almost always have a reminder of what happened the night before - be it an embarrassing Snapchat story, a regrettable Facebook status, or - the old classic - a selfie. And, as cringeworthy as they may be, sometimes it's reassuring to have something to jog your memory of the previous night's events.
This is exactly what Reece Park, a man from Tasmania who clearly enjoys the odd bevvy or two, got when he awoke to find selfies of himself in bed... with two police officers watching over him.
But how exactly did he get himself into such a situation?
Well, after a bit of a heavy night on the booze, Park was understandably a little worse for wear, and so he called a taxi company to get him home. However, worried that Park might pass out in the back of the cab, the taxi firm then called police for assistance.
Often when police get called to assist intoxicated individuals, they end up arresting or cautioning the person - especially if their behaviour is inappropriate. However, luckily for Park, the police saw the funny side of the situation and - rather than book the man for his drunken antics - decided to help him get home.
In a post on Facebook, the Tasmania police explained that,
“On this occasion, police were contacted by a taxi company for assistance in getting the man home. When police arrived, they found out his address, took the man home and waited for a friend to arrive to look after him."
What's more, they also took a snap with him so that he'd remember how exactly he'd ended up in bed.
“Because he was a bit worse for wear," the post said, "our officers took the opportunity to record the moment with a selfie in the likely event he could not remember how he got home.”
The police officers' suspicion that Reece would probably forget his interaction with them turned out to be absolutely correct, as confirmed by the man's Facebook status the following day:
“So was just looking through my phone and turns out these good c***s took some banger selfies after they took my drunk ass home," he said. "Bloody legends.”
But the story doesn't end there.
Natalie Siggins and Jeremy Blythe, the two officers who took the selfie with a very sleepy-looking Reece, also appeared on the news with their drunken acquaintance (who had thankfully sobered up by then).
When asked by the news reporter, "what the hell happened on Sunday night", Reece responded: "Well, I'm not too sure to be honest".
Officer Blythe was then questioned on what sort of state Reece was in when they found him, to which he responded that the drunken partygoer was, "A little bit unresponsive, didn't know where he lived. He wasn't saying much so we tried to locate where he was, and were lucky enough to figure out his address."
The newscaster then said that it must be "quite annoying" to have to "babysit" people who had got a little too sloshed, but officer Siggins insisted it was, "all part of the service".
You can see the whole video here:
Now, we're not advocating getting this drunk at any point in your life, but - if you do - Tasmania is probably the best place to do it.