Earlier this week, someone accidentally tweeted their Fruit Ninja score from the official Dallas Police Department Twitter account. The tweet made its way around the Internet, so the police responded today via Facebook:
…and for those of you wondering exactly how “Fruit Ninja” went down, here is the full report and subsequent investigation.
On Saturday, January 26, 2013, at 9:11 pm, CST, a mysterious tweet from @DallasPD regarding a Fruit Ninja (38 fruit sliced in Classic Mode!) score appeared in the Twitterverse. This raised numerous questions (and a bit of panic) from the Media Relations staff — did @DallasPD become self aware? Was the account hacked by an enemy of the state? What is Fruit Ninja?
Many of our followers also had questions, chief among them, were taxpayer dollars used? And was it our highest score ever?
After a thorough investigation (CSI: Fruit Ninja!), the source of this tweet was traced to a 5 year old boy, who after hours of interrogation signed a written statement admitting his role in Fruitgate.
The DPD Media Relations Staff would like to assure the public that no taxpayer dollars were used, nor was it the culprit’s highest score ever. We do appreciate the retweets and responses we have received. We have learned a sobering lesson from this experience — security threats are not confined to the hacker world. But perhaps the most embarrassing part for us was the realization that our most “viral” post did not come from a post about a suspect wanted for murder, a robber, or even a critical missing person, but from a bored five year old playing on his mommy’s iPhone.
The post also included Super Bowl party tips (try pretzels instead of Fritos if you’re watching your weight!), in case you’re wondering why there are football helmets in the above photo.