The Dartmouth Police Department knows how to get a laugh out of members of the community.

One of the police officers was out on patrol on Wednesday, January 19 when they came across a small toy skeleton by a mailbox in town. Instead of worrying about someone littering, they decided to have some fun with the discovery. It’s not every day that skeletal remains are found in broad daylight, after all.

Dartmouth Police Department via Facebook
Dartmouth Police Department via Facebook
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The officer placed a piece of yellow caution tape near the toy and took photos as if it were a real crime scene. The photos were then posted on the DPD Facebook page with the following caption:

"Members of the Dartmouth Police Department Investigative Services Division are currently processing the scene where these skeletal remains were located earlier today. As part of the investigation, we have contacted the Lilliput Police Department and requested that they check their Missing Persons files. As of this time, Gulliver is only a person of interest."

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The Facebook post is getting a lot of attention as members of the community comment on the open investigation.

"Can we at least get a PG-13 rating on this," Kate Melody writes. "Maybe some blurred images? Surely this isn't safe for small children to see (the funniest thing I've seen in a while. Thanks DPD)."

Dartmouth Police Department via Facebook
Dartmouth Police Department via Facebook
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"Wow! Right in our town," Melissa Sylvia comments. "So bone chilling. I know it's going tibia okay though."

Linda Forand has her own thoughts on what happened here. "Probably was the mini mafia."

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