A wanted teenager was roasted by police admins after commenting on his own witness appeal.
The unnamed lad is accused of verbal abuse and throwing rocks at staff at the West Midlands Designer Outlet.
He and his pals were caught on CCTV.
But police wanted a few more names of those involved, so the Staffordshire force put out a Facebook appeal for "#namesplease".
As he wasn't pointed out in the clip the teen thought he'd got off lightly, arrogantly commenting two cry-laughing emojis.
What do you think about Cannock Police's savage retort? Have your say and see what others think in the comments.
Yet he got a rude awakening when Cannock Police revealed he wasn't mentioned in the appeal because he'd already been identified.
The original post from Cannock Police read: "#namesplease. This incident at the West Midlands Designer Outlet occurred in April. We are looking to identify the youths involved.
"The group had thrown rocks at both security and members of the public, and had been verbally abusive to security on site.
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"We would like to ensure this does not happen again, so if you recognise anyone involved, please make contact. Thank you."
The unnamed youth then commented the crying laughing emojis, followed by a bodyslam by the police force.
Cannock Police replied: "Don't worry [name removed), we hadn't forgotten about you!
"In fact, we identified you already on another section of this footage. We didn't need to publish your image for this reason.
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"But seeing as you have publically [sic] commented on our post, West Midlands Designer Outlet asked us to let you know you're banned. So do us a favour, let your buddies know too.
"We'll still be dealing with the assaults of course. Thank you for your support. #cutethatyoufollowus."
Soon enough Cannock Police's reply had some 2k likes and gleeful reactions.
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