The Australian police have sometimes been on the cutting edge of pop culture,(of many) to issue public warnings about .
But with one tweet, the New South Wales police force just launched itself out of the zeitgeist -- either that or it admitted to working for The Empire.
NSW Police on Thursday tweeted a picture of an officer "arresting" an intergalactic merchant as a gang of Stormtroopers, officers of the evil Empire in the Star Wars franchise, looked on approvingly. "Keeping NSW & the galaxy safe," its caption read.
Over 70,000 Australians in 2001 declared themselves devotees to the Jedi on the national Census form. There's been a distinct drop in those numbers since -- coincidence, or national conspiracy? You decide.