Local Sheriff Stumped by Twitter's 140 Character Limit as Wild Animals Roam the Streets

Paul Lilly

It's not uncommon for local law enforcement to use social networking tools to keep the public informed, especially in times of emergencies. But when Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz logged into Twitter after dozens of dangerous animals broke free from an Ohio reserve , he apparently forgot about the 140-character limit and left citizens wondering what to do if they spot a lion, tiger, bear, or even a wolf. Oh my!

"***ALERT**** Several wild exotic animals have got loose of captivity in the area of Kopchak Rd and Interstate 70. Citizens in that area...," Lutz tweeted .

Should citizens in the area play dead? Sacrifice their young and save themselves? Enter into negotiations with the lion, who has been identified as leader of the wild animal pack and the mastermind behind their escape? NetworkWorld , which discovered the tweet, wonders if they should form a posse.

Your guess is as good as ours (and almost definitely better, but where's the fun in that?), and if you want to give it a shot, go ahead and finish the tweet in our comments section below. Hey, it beats working on a Friday, doesn't it? Plus, whoever posts the best tweet will...

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