A suspected drug dealer who was caught in a sting operation has been savagely mocked by the police for his ‘offensive footwear’.
After spotting him in a ‘suspicious car park meet’, they arrested him and seized his home where they found a huge sum of cash, what they believe to be cocaine and some ‘questionable’ trainers.
Sharing photos of the haul on Twitter, they wrote: “Info that the driver of this car is a busy boy selling coke left right and centre. Sounded too good an opportunity to miss.
“Seen in suspicious meet in a car park before we boxed him in and arrested him. Around £24,000 seized with a large amount of suspected cocaine.
A follow-up tweet shows a pair of green Balenciaga trainers worth £725, as well as some £675 Gucci's, alongside the following description:
“Luxury watches, dozens of designer clothes and some very questionable shoes all seized as proceeds of crime. Not much at all left in his wardrobe after we stripped it.
Willington— Derbyshire Road Crime Unit 💙 (@DerbysSALCU) April 9, 2022
Info that the driver of this car is a busy boy selling coke left right and centre. Sounded too good an opportunity to miss.
Seen in suspicious meet in a car park before we boxed him in and arrested him. Around £24,000 seized with a large amount of suspected cocaine pic.twitter.com/nSj8gmEHzX
“Thanks to PD Oscar and @DerbysDogPolice assisting. A productive Friday night and very busy week.”
In response to the second message, Derbyshire’s road policing unit ruthlessly roasted the owner’s sense of fashion, joking that he’d been ‘charged with possession of offensive footwear’. Ouch.
Dozens of people took to the comments section to join in on the roast, with one writing: “Shrek phoned - can he have his shoes back please? His swamp hasn't been the same since they got nabbed.”
Charged with possession of offensive footwear— Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit (@DerbyshireRPU) April 9, 2022
Another said, “Great result getting those shoes off the street,” while a third simply wrote, “Good grief.”
When asked what authorities will do with the money, they responded to say they’ll apply to have it fortified, which means it’ll no longer belong to the suspect as a penalty for his crimes.
Cash or property that is fortified is often split, with half the funds going to police and the other half to the Home Office.
The Twitter community were quick to comment on the other assets, with one joking: “If that car gets crushed can I have the carpet and wheels please.”
When asked why the image only showed some of the cash they seized, the police replied: “Not all the cash was found in the exact same seizure locations and we cannot risk mixing them up for a Twitter photo to then create evidential difficulties.
“The case comes first.”
Featured Image Credit: @DerbysSALCU/Twitter