Get this: Apparently Twitter can save your life! Well, actually what can save your life is a girlfriend who Tweets instead of calling the police.
A couple of days ago, in Johannesburg, South Africa, a dude was carjacked and thrown into the trunk of his own car. Luckily, these carjackers weren’t the brightest people and forgot to take his phone. This poor dude was just chilling in his trunk and instead of calling the cops, he decides to text his girlfriend to tell her, “Hey babe, how’s your day? I’m just here, you know, getting carjacked and stuff.” (heavily and inaccurately paraphrased by the way. If you want the more official story look here and if you want one with the Tweets, look here. If you want porn, look he—somewhere else).
Because his girl evidently loved him so much, she decided to NOT call the cops and report this but instead Tweet about it–because we all know that’s what you do in the event of a serious crime that could potentially lead to very ugly situations and very dead boyfriends.
This poor dude got even luckier when a Twitter-user by the name of @PigSpotter (very popular apparently because he helps people spot speed traps and road blocks), picked up this commotion and managed to mobilize everyone and they retrieved the poor dude. They lived happily ever after.
And no one thought of calling the cops. Because, you know, Twitter’s more reliable.