Look before you tweet: Man complains of high auto fares in Tamil Nadu, mistakenly tags US police department

A man who tweeted about high fares charged by autorickshaws during a visit to a hill station in Tamil Nadu accidentally tagged state police department in US recently

PTI November 25, 2017 19:14:42 IST
Look before you tweet: Man complains of high auto fares in Tamil Nadu, mistakenly tags US police department

Chennai: A man who tweeted about high fares charged by autorickshaws during a visit to a hill station in Tamil Nadu accidentally tagged the state police department in the United States recently.

According to a series of tweets by Arunanand TA, hailing from Kochi in Kerala, he had gone to the Yercaud hill station recently and claimed that an autorickshaw charged him Rs 50 for a journey of 1.5 kilometre.

He also wanted a response from the Salem city police located near Yercaud, which is about 370 kilometre from Chennai. However, he unknowingly tagged the official twitter handle of Salem Police Department at Oregon in the United States.

Responding, Arunanand admitted his mistake, saying he unknowingly tagged them.

The Salem Police tweeted saying, "Yes, we do. It's in another part of the State. However, and not too close to #SalemOR". Chennai was formerly known as Madras.

Before concluding, the Salem police department said:

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