A government ad has been panned on social media for showing a man boasting about dobbing in graffiti vandals during a romantic date.
The community service announcement begins with a boyfriend buying his girlfriend flowers before they stop off for a cup of coffee at a trendy, inner-city cafe.
The romantic date in the Perth suburb of Leederville takes a cringeworthy turn after the woman asks her partner what the special occasion is.
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A man uses the special occasion of a romantic date to boast about dobbing in graffiti vandals
An actor wearing a black beanie demonstrates graffiti vandalism at work at a bus shelter
He replies: 'Well, remember those guys who were tagging the bus stop? I’m sick of them doing it and tagging so I reported them. I didn’t realise that we got a reward.’
In a piece of ham acting, the girlfriend is impressed.
‘That’s awesome. It's a win, win.'
The Western Australian Police Force's efforts to promote rewards for dobbing in graffiti artists had plenty of Facebook critics.
'Saving money on actors to pay rewards, I like it,' one man said.
This Facebook critic was