Police smile at 'Cops Suck' tattoo across man's knuckles

In a Saturday, May 21, 2016 photo provided by the Bangor PD, officer Keith Larby give a thumbs up next to Russell Johnson, who has "Cops Suck" tattooed on his knuckles (James Burns/Bangor Police Department via AP)

A police officer in Maine is getting a laugh out of a man's tattoo that says, "Cops Suck."

The Bangor Police Department on Monday posted a Facebook photo of the man holding out his fists with letters tattooed on his knuckles next to a smiling officer. The photo has more than 3,700 likes.

The police department has received attention for using humor in its social media presence.

Police note the man apparently had a problem with authority earlier in his life but cooperated when they asked him to move on over the weekend.

Officers Jimmy Burns and Keith Larby were so impressed by the tattoo they reached for their camera, not the handcuffs. Larby smiled for the camera and gave a thumbs up.

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