Munich Police have “outed” themselves as Star Wars fans. Using an image, adapted from the classic Star Wars movie poster in which they name themselves “the bright side of the Force”, the Munich police have landed a viral Facebook and Twitter success. Although not everyone’s reaction to the effort of the Munich Police spokesperson has been a purely positive one.
The youth channel of Bavarian public TV (Bayerischer Rundfunk) Pulse called the whole thing a fail, while the blog Nerdcore takes the idea apart with real professional Star Wars knowledge (which bores to death and doesn’t earn them a link here).
The idea was implemented by Wolfgang Behr, spokesman for the Munich police headquarters. With the help of Photoshop he merged various archive images of the Munich police and a Star Wars image into the work of art you can admire in above picture. The persons on the image are Munich police man and woman. The image is garnished by some Yoda speak, “You need help call the police if”, etc. May the Force be with them.