Not quite the same level of action, but interesting nevertheless.
Not quite the same level of action, but interesting nevertheless.

Houston Police Provide Glimpse Into Night Shift With #HPDTweetAlong

Overnight on Thursday, the Houston Police Department conducted a kind of ride along, which is an actual thing (who knew?), not just something done for comic relief in a movie. But instead of taking a potential son-in-law candidate who is scared shitless by the officer's insane antics on the beat, HPD took along the Twitterverse via its Twitter feed and the hashtag #HPDTweetAlong.

Fortunately for the officers involved in the social media experiment, but unfortunately for those expecting high-speed chases and gunplay, it was a rather quiet night. Nevertheless, it was a glimpse into a world most of us never see, complete with photos and video.

Here are a few selected tweets from the night.

Rolling down a very quiet Washington Avenue after 3 a.m.

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