NC police to man posing next to cruiser: “You want to be famous, huh? Challenge accepted.”

GREENVILLE, NC (WCMH) — A North Carolina police department Facebook post is going viral after calling out a man who made an inappropriate gesture with a police vehicle.

The Greenville Police Department in North Carolina shared a Facebook post of a man named Brandon Mateo. The picture shows a man giving an inappropriate hand gesture (blurred out in the police post) and posing next to a cruiser. Mateo uses a hashtag in his post, asking people to make him famous.

“So you want to be famous, huh? Challenge accepted,” begins the post from the police department. “Here at the Greenville Police Department we are all about public service…sooo…your wish is our command!”

The police invite Mateo to a ride along with some of the officers, “In the FRONT seat. Not the back. No questions. No charges.” The department said they hope to open his “eyes to what police officers actually go through on a routine basis.”

“You see Brandon, we probably have a lot more in common with you than you might think,” the department’s post reads. “As police officers in today’s world, unfortunately, we get our fair share of criticism and ridicule…simply for doing our jobs. We hate that you chose to partake in that, but we’d also imagine you are probably on the receiving end of some of that right now, too. We feel you. Our advice: Keep your chin up. Some days you are the windshield and some days you are the bug.”

The post has been shared more than 13,000 times as of Saturday evening. You can read the full post below.

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