A photo of a cop taking a bread while shops were being looted started circulating on Twitter on Monday and it left tweeps shook.
Law enforcement authorities are there to serve and protect the people of the country and to stop crime.
That's why people were left shocked after a photo went viral of a police officer walking off with a bread during the looting of a shop.
The photo was posted on Twitter by social media user @HopeWellEy, who captioned it: "This photo should be placed in world museum. The photographer must be awarded."
The photo gathered quite the reaction from social media users, and tweeps shared hilarious explanations to why he had a bread with him.
Briefly.co.za gathered 5 of the most hilarious reactions to the post.
1. He's returning it
2. It's important evidence
Cindypulukuhlu, who goes by the Twitter handle @cindypulukuhlu1, wrote: "His taking the evidence for further examination, ayibo."
3. Relax, he bought it
One tweep pointed out the police officer purchased the bread and he did nothing wrong.
4. There's order in looting
5. What a hero
Social media user @KMuchayi wrote: "Recovering stolen or looted good. What a hero!"
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