Massachusetts State Police have issued an apology for a bumper sticker on one of their police cruisers that read: “Racial Profiling Saves Lives.”

An alert Boston pedestrian, Chris Kantos, noticed the sticker, took a quick photograph of it and tweeted it to State Police headquarters and Gov. Deval Patrick, Boston magazine reported.

“Can anyone help me comprehend this @MassStatePolice bumper parked in Boston? Vandalism I hope? cc: @MassGovernor,” he tweeted with a photo of the cruiser.

The police subsequently tweeted, “@chriskantos @MassGovernor Unknown to Tpr assigned cruiser, we checked immediately. No bumper sticker. #photoshopfail.”

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