Police Facebook page issues arrest warrant for Nickelback

21 May 2015

The Queensland Police Service in Australia has issued the rather unprecedented, but much wanted, arrest warrant for Canadian band Nickelback for ‘crimes against music’.

The notoriously social media-savvy police service has once again kicked Nickelback while its down as the band continues its tour Down Under, with a mock-up poster with the warning the public to BOLO (Be On The Lookout) for the four men, who are depicted in crudely-drawn police sketches.

The Queensland Police Service Facebook page went on to say: “Police are on the lookout for these men who are believed to be impersonating musicians around Boondall this evening. Avoid the area. It may be hazardous to your hearing and street cred.”

Queensland Police Service Facebook post

Image via Queensland Police Service/Facebook

This isn’t the first time that the Queensland Police Service has targeted Chad Kroeger and co, having previously posted a message back in January threatening anyone who drove through a flooded area at the time with being given an old Nickelback CD.

Queensland Police January Facebook post

This latest post has notched up nearly 40,000 likes for their Nickelback-bashing but some Nickelback fans have come to the defence of the band: “Whatever happened to the police serving as positive role models for our youth? The Queensland Police should be ashamed of themselves,” said one commenter.

Chad Kroeger on stage via Shutterstock

Colm Gorey was a senior journalist with Silicon Republic