08/11/2017 11:47 AM AEDT | Updated 08/11/2017 11:47 AM AEDT

Police Department Threatens Criminals With 'Stranger Things' Spoilers

One person called the Michigan jail threat “the worst punishment ever.”

The truth may be stranger than "Stranger Things."

A Michigan police department believes it has found a surefire way to deter people from a life of crime.

Spoiler alert: it involves "Stranger Things." Well, actually, "Stranger Things" spoilers.

The East Lansing Police Department posted a tweet on Sunday that threatened to reveal key plot points for the hit Netflix series' second season.

The possibility of a jail cell covered with spoilers had at least one Twitter user contemplating getting arrested to verify the tweet, according to The Detroit News.

Sadly, a Lansing police official told the paper the tweet was just a joke.

That didn't stop Twitter from weighing in:

However, at least one person pointed out that the spoiler deterrent threat meant little in an era when entire seasons are posted all at once.