Australian Police drove a drunk man home. The man in question was so drunk, he did not remember the events of that night at all or how he got home.
He was surprised by a selfie of himself and the officers when he was looking through his phone later on.
This situation began when a taxi driver got in touch with the police because he needed help getting a drunk man home.
The officers in Australia do not typically drive a drunk man home, but they are not going to leave a civilian in a dangerous situation.
They took the man home, tucked him into bed, and waited with him until a friend arrived that would be able to look after him.
The selfie was taken by the officers because the man looked like he “was a bit worse for the wear” and they thought that he would not be able to remember how he got there. They were right.
Following the unusual encounter, the man awoke and shared the image on Facebook. That was then shared on Reddit with the caption: “After a blackout night, my mate woke up to a ripper selfie on his phone.” That post has prompted nearly 2,000 comments in one day. “Let me get this straight. You black out, cops find you, and you wake up in your own bed and not a jail cell/drunk tank? What fairytale land do you dwell in?” one Reddit user wrote. Others pointed out the stark contrast in how they believe the situation would be handled in the U.S. Under the topic “public intoxication,” one user wrote, “This isn’t really a thing in Australia unless you’re genuinely causing trouble.” He then described his first visit to the U.S., and how surprised friends were when he casually opened a beer in public. Something he said is OK in many other places. “I’m not saying it’s bad or anything, just a different cultural thing that I had to get used to. Same with walking around barefooted.” Tasmania police encourage anyone planning to drink to arrange a designated driver, use public transportation or plan to use a taxi. They also advise an alternative place to sleep be considered, in case getting home becomes an issue.