Police rescued an unusual intruder on a motorway in Hampshire when an inflatable killer whale was retrieved from passing traffic.
Hants Roads Policing tweeted a picture of the plastic orca, dubbed Kevin, which had landed on the M27 near Fareham:
Well we’ve had some interesting debris jobs reported on the motorway in the past......but never an inflatable kille… https://t.co/EtPw6fYIdm— Hants Roads Policing (@Hants Roads Policing) 1564062573.0
“Well we've had some interesting debris jobs reported on the motorway in the past… but never an inflatable killer whale," the force said.
Anyone looking for the lost toy can rest assured, however, as officers said it was “now safe and sound" at Havant Police Station.
Once the tweet caught on, the puns started flying:
@HantsPolRoads Something fishy about that.— Hampshire County Council (@Hampshire County Council) 1564064218.0
@HantsPolRoads He was having a whale of a time.— Tom Overton (@Tom Overton) 1564062721.0
@HantsPolRoads Lane Three Willy?— Lewis Coombes (@Lewis Coombes) 1564070649.0
@HantsPolRoads He was only trying to find the whale-way station 🚉 🐳— Wave 105 (@Wave 105) 1564063674.0
@HantsPolRoads @HantsInspH “What was he doing in the middle lane of the motorway?” “Looked like backstroke”.— Mostly me these days (@Mostly me these days) 1564071189.0
@HantsPolRoads Bet you had the sirens whaling on that traffic car.— Chris Dodd (@Chris Dodd) 1564069593.0
We smell a sequel:
@HantsPolRoads Free Willy 5 😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂— Ray Bacchus (@Ray Bacchus) 1564137370.0
@HantsPolRoads https://t.co/knCRFA8cDN— Ray Bacchus (@Ray Bacchus) 1564137550.0