The Essen police have apologized for an embarrassing Twitter glitch.
On Monday evening, a tweet advertising a Bottrop beer and a café in the city of the same name could be seen on the official Twitter account "Polizei_NRW_E".
"Examination of the post revealed that when the tweet was published outside of office hours, there was confusion between a private and an official Twitter account. We would like to expressly apologize for this," the police tweeted.
An officer with access to the police's social networks had confused their own account with that of the Essen authority and posted the tweet in their free time. The irritating post was noticed by many Twitter users and then deleted by the police.