Twitter Reacts To San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office Boulder Size Mix-up; Sheriff’s Office Responds

On Monday, the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office in Colorado wanted to get the word out about a huge boulder that was blocking a highway lane in their county, ensuring that drivers were aware of the large roadblock. However, a rush to get the word out resulted in a confusing tweet that sent Twitter into a hilarious furry for the remainder of the day.

The tweet used to alarm drivers read, “Large boulder the size of a small boulder is completely blocking east-bound lane Highway 145 mm78 at Silverpick Rd.” Apparently, it was supposed to read, “the size of a small car.”

Amid the increasingly depressing news of Kobe Bryant’s untimely death, Twitter users welcomed the hilarity to the saddened timeline, making jokes of the typo for hours to come. The tweet was liked more than 100,000 times in less than 24 hours.

All of the commotion caused the San Miguel Sheriff’s Office to release a statement Tuesday morning.

“We wish we had deliberately used humor to get motorists to be more aware and watchful for rocks on the highway, but it was a mistake.” A representative for the Sheriff’s office told TIME.

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