A policeman called 'Rob Banks' has gone viral because... well, obviously
Do you remember those crap author jokes you'd see in joke books as a kid?
Fake books, where the writer's name would be a pun - like Get Rich Quick by Robin Banks.
Well, we've got a real-life version of that, only with an ironic twist.
A policeman called Rob Banks has become an internet hit, because his name is literally 'Rob Banks'.
He appeared on a special edition of ITV News West Country, about the Avon and Somerset force. Someone took a screenshot of him, and internet fame quickly followed.
And the award for policeman name of the year 2019 goes to.... pic.twitter.com/uPyHYu0YcA
— seth darby 🌈 (@sethdarby) January 17, 2019
That's..... well, that's it. That's the whole joke. His name is Rob Banks, but he is a policeman so he doesn't rob banks, it is his job to stop people who rob banks.
Look, the world is a bit of a mess at the moment, ok? Just let people have their fun with a policeman with a funny name.
ITV West Country dedicated a whole programme to the impact budget cuts are having to @ASPolice...if you missed it, then you also missed the world's greatest name for a police man...catch the programme here: https://t.co/8fv8EFKdcK pic.twitter.com/CpBxoeNexB
— ITV News WestCountry (@itvwestcountry) January 18, 2019
If you want to watch the whole episode and watch Mr Banks in action, it is on Facebook here.