Philly Officers Have Fun on the Job, ‘Arrest' Stormtroopers for Trying to Spoil Star Wars Plot

The Philadelphia Police Department believes it has a solution to combat the issue of "Star Wars" spoilers being leaked online.

Lt. Stephen Clark posted a picture on Twitter showing two "Stormtroopers" lined up against a police cruiser on South Street with the caption, "#StarWarsSpoilers resurgence by Imperial Forces in #StarWarsForceAwakens was thwarted by @PhillyPolice."

The seventh installment in the wildly popular Sci-Fi series premiered Monday and hits theaters Friday. "The Force Awakens" is the first film in the "Star Wars" sequel trilogy.

The Philadelphia Police Department also sent out a Tweet on Tuesday, saying the spoiler issue is a real problem and should be considered a crime.

While the police department was playful in its Tweets, the fear of movie spoilers has become a big concern among "Star Wars" fans, even prompting a Google Chrome extension that warns Internet users of plot-revealing details.

The photo was first shared by Lt. Clark in February. Clark told NBC10 the picture was not photo-shopped.

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