In order for us to get so comfortable with robots we let them quietly take over the world, they're going to have to be better at listening to us.
So of course police officers in Nisswa, Minnesota, trying to prank their boss would get stuck listening to "Never Gonna Give You Up" while Alexa ignores their pleas to stop. Seriously, here's the video so you can watch it.
Haha sorry, just kidding – the video is on Nisswa PD's Facebook, or embedded below.
How does the saying go... When the cat's away...
Sergeant Rothwell was showing off his new Amazon Alexa in his office. The night shift Officers know how to spot an opportunity.
On an unrelated note, Sergeant Rothwell, if you're reading this, we need your office keys.
Posted by Nisswa Police Department on Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Apparently Sgt. Brandon Rothwell had been showing off his Amazon device recently. And the night shift thought it'd be funny to rickroll him by telling Alexa – through the sergeant's locked door – to play "Never Gonna Give You Up." (Which, that is actually kind of a funny prank, well done.)
They got it to work ... but Alexa apparently had trouble hearing them when they kept asking it to lower the volume or just turn off.
As Rothwell put it on Facebook: "This is the exact reason why I lock my office."