ROYAL OAK (AP) – Royal Oak police investigators are trying to determine who set up a fake account in the department’s name on Twitter.
Police in the Detroit suburb learned about the bogus account last week after someone posted a comment about medical marijuana.
According to Lt. Dave Clemens, the fake police account responded by writing: “We now know who you are, and we are going to watch you.”
Royal Oak police do not have a Twitter account.
The Daily Tribune reports the department contacted Twitter and had the phony account shut down.
Clemens says the fake account started up on Twitter about a month ago.
He says investigators are going to seek records from Twitter as part of the effort to identify who was behind the account.
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