NZ Police's post on Facebook goes viral after unfortunate typo

NZ Police's post on Facebook goes viral after unfortunate typo
Photo credit: Facebook/ Counties Manakau Police

A New Zealand Police post has gone viral on Facebook after an unfortunate typo about a "323 year old" who is a wanted man.

Counties Manakau Police made the mistake on a seemingly routine post, seeking information on the whereabouts of Ashley Ngawaka, who is subject to an arrest warrant.

The mistake was published just after 4pm, and it was still there without any correction five hours later.

Ironically, their gaffe may well help them locate Ngawaka - as the post has now attracted much more attention than posts asking for information on suspects normally do.

People are mocking police in the comments section of the post.

"At the ripened old age of 323 I'd say he's dead," one wrote.

"My thought would be check cemetery or rest homes," said another.

"What moisturizer does he use, looks young for 323 years old," added a third user.

"This guy is time traveling, mean."

Police say Ashley Ngawaka is considered dangerous and members of the public should call 111 if they see him.

He is described as being of solid build and 187cm tall, with a tattoo on his neck and right arm.

He could be in the Counties Manukau area but has connections in the Bay of Plenty and Waikato.

Anyone with information can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or the Counties Manukau South prevention sergeant on (09) 259 0344.


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