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Nickelback Is Now The Butt Of Australian Police Jokes

05/20/2015 02:27 EDT | Updated 05/20/2015 03:59 EDT

Nickelback, the Canadian music industry's favourite punching bag, is now taking shots from Australian cops.

"Police are on the lookout for these men who are believed to be impersonating musicians," the Queesland Police Service said in a BOLO (be on the lookout) posted to Facebook Wednesday, alongside a caricature sketch of permed Chad Kroeger and his bandmates.

"Avoid the area. It may be hazardous to your hearing and street cred."

Police are on the lookout for these men who are believed to be impersonating musicians around Boondall this...

Posted by Queensland Police Service on Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The status even referenced this ridiculous infinite loop that some evil genius created on Vine last month.


The band, originally from Hanna, Alta., is on tour Down Under as part of its No Fixed Address tour.

The Aussie police also posted an urgent (but funny) warning on Twitter about the band's presence, accusing the foursome of "committing musical crimes."


This isn't the first time the QPS have taken a run at the band. Back in December, they posted a photo of a "suspicious package" received during an office Secret Santa gift exchange — a Nickelback CD — saying that it would have to be destroyed.

Police media team report a suspicious package has been received as part of the office secret Santa. It will now be destroyed #BlameCanada #JokesOnUs

Posted by Queensland Police Service on Monday, December 22, 2014

Despite being voted the second worst band of the nineties by Rolling Stone magazine readers, Nickelback has gained a huge international following.

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