Yes, this Baltimore police van sign actually reads: 'Enjoy your ride'

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"Enjoy your ride, cuz we sure will!"

That's the message that can be found inside the back of at least one Baltimore Police Department transport vehicle.

The blue-lettered sign was first uncovered thanks to some photos a woman named Angelina Novak shared on Facebook Tuesday. Baltimore authorities have since confirmed to Pennsylvania's ABC27 News that, yes, the sign is real.


The city's police department released a statement Friday that denounces the sign as "concerning and unacceptable," the Associated Press reports. The AP says that the BPD also plans to launch an internal investigation into the matter.

The sign is made all the more troubling by the fact that Freddie Gray—the 25-year-old Baltimore man whose death prompted weeks of protests about police accountability last spring—might have sustained his fatal neck and spinal injuries because police chose not to buckle his seat belt in the van they used to transport him after he was arrested.

Six Baltimore police officers were charged in the death of Freddie Gray, including the transport van driver, against whom second-degree murder charges were filed. Their trial date is set for Oct. 13, the Baltimore Sun reports.

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