Police Department Known For Hilarious FB Posts, Creates Epic One After $5 Bill With Special Message Received

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The Bangor Maine Police Department is known for their witty and super well written Facebook posts. Most of the department’s posts typically poke fun at the ‘not so smart’ criminals and minor offenders that they encounter and boy oh boy are they funny! We have written about the department before and their Facebook page is certainly an awesome one to follow! They are also just 45-minutes away from our office! 

In a recent post, one of the department’s police officers received a $5 bill bearing a message that most police officers probably don’t care to see.

Bangor Police Department

Naturally, the officer could have simply spent the $5 bill and went on about his day, but what fun would that be?

Instead, the officer wrote an epic Facebook post that gave us readers not only a great, hilarious read, but gave us some insight on whether or not it is a good idea to write little messages on your American currency. In this case, we thank the stoner who wrote on the bill, because if he didn’t…we would never have the great rant below!

The post reads : 

Being committed to a cause to the point of sharing your message through the judicious application of Sharpie ink on American currency is impressive.

You probably figured that this five-spot, emblazoned with your message, would be returned as change to an ordinary citizen who does not wear a fairly recognizable uniform and is not subject to random drug testing as a condition of employment.

You probably never considered our dilemma of trying to make a decision on where to spend this monetary billboard without bringing too much attention to ourselves.

So to this seller of the “Jazz Cabbage” and the to clerk who probably felt is was the perfect time to pass off this fiver- we say, well played Ganja-boy, well played.

For the record it was used it to buy snacks. We felt it is what you would have wanted.

Keep your hands to yourself, leave other people’s things alone, and be kind to one another.

We will be here.


Just in case you were wondering if writing on American money is illegal…here is the federal law in regards to the topic. It’s a little iffy as it doesn’t say anything about ‘writing’ on a note. So write on a bill at your own risk!


Defacement of currency is a violation of Title 18, Section 333 of the United States Code. Under this provision, currency defacement is generally defined as follows: Whoever mutilates, cuts, disfigures, perforates, unites or cements together, or does any other thing to any bank bill, draft, note, or other evidence of debt issued by any national banking association, Federal Reserve Bank, or Federal Reserve System, with intent to render such item(s) unfit to be reissued, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than six months, or both.