One Wisconsin police department 'cancels' crime because of cold

Posted January 31, 2019 2:07 p.m. EST
Updated January 31, 2019 2:15 p.m. EST

Madison, Wis., police officers are prepared for the cold. (Photo from Facebook)

— The Madison Police Department said Wednesday that it had canceled all criminal activity because of bitterly cold weather.

"Criminals, please take note, it is too cold to commit crimes," a post on the police department's Facebook page said. "Stay inside and read, watch Netflix, go on Madison Area Crime Stoppers and help catch other criminals, anything, but for the love of polar bears, do not go outside and commit crimes."

Madison's temperatures were below zero throughout Wednesday and Thursday but were expected to reach 19 degrees on Friday and soar into the 40s over the weekend as the wave of cold weather that has gripped the Midwest for several days subsides.