Florida sheriff urges residents not to shoot at Hurricane Irma

Just in case there are folks out there who don’t understand sarcasm, the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office pleaded with people via Twitter Saturday not to shoot at Hurricane Irma.

The sheriff’s tweet, which included a nifty diagram, was in response to the Facebook event Shoot at Hurricane Irma. According to the event description, the goal was to “show Irma that we shoot first,” and while around 55,000 people publicly suggested they were interested in the event, only about 29,000 attended.

Ryon Edwards, the 22-year-old who created the event from a combination of stress and boredom, didn’t expect it to get so much attention, but he also didn’t expect people to take it seriously either.

“It was cool to see the response this got from facebook,” Edwards wrote in an update Sunday morning. “On another note, I’ve learned that about 50% of the world could not understand sarcasm to save their lives. Carry on.”

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