Don’t: Seek assistance through Facebook if you see “people impaled with objects with which they would rather not be impaled.”
Do: Dial 911 immediately regarding said situation.
That’s the message the Oconee County Sheriff's Office relayed in a Tuesday Facebook post.
The post, which has more than 1,000 "likes," asks people not to leave Facebook messages about things that require immediate attention, as the page is not regularly monitored.
And just in case folks are unclear about what constitutes “immediate,” Oconee police provide specific examples.
Chief Deputy Lee Weems, who posted the message, said it was in response to a car fire that was reported via Facebook.
"I didn't see the message until well after it was sent," Weems said. "It is fairly common to wake up in the morning and see messages that were sent during the night."
The office has been using Facebook since 2010 to communicate directly to the public. Their nearly 30,000 fans are often treated to posts with similar jest:
This story has been updated to reflect that Chief Deputy Lee Weems made the Facebook post on behalf of the Oconee County sheriff's office, not Capt. Jimmy Williams.