Police departments asking criminals to hold off due to heat

A blazing sun over some clouds. (Shutterstock/By Edmund O'Connor)

DELAWARE COUNTY, Ind. (WTHR) – While most people are staying indoors during the extreme heat, authorities are asking criminals to do the same.

The Delaware County Sheriff's Office posted a message to anything thinking of causing trouble out in the heat wave that is gripping most of the eastern half of the United States.

"It is way too hot to be outside committing crimes," the sheriff's office wrote on Facebook. "We’re asking all criminals to stay indoors in the a/c today, and we will let you know when criminal activity can resume."

The Franklin Police Department has a similar request of criminals in their community.

"We’re asking all aspiring criminals, seasoned veterans, and those who find themselves committing crimes out of boredom, to please stay indoors," the police department wrote on Facebook.

The police department even had a suggestion to stay out of the heat.

"It is a perfect time to play board games and chill, seriously, with the air conditioner set to your desired degrees. Remember to stay indoors and hydrated!"

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