Around 4:00 p.m. yesterday, Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner’s Twitter feed displayed a rather strange tweet that left many of her 2,800 followers confused.
Users responded by jokingly assuming Hepner had sent a drunk tweet.
@LindaHepner hacked? or possibly shmacked?
— Debbie Hudon (@debd1960) July 2, 2015
@LindaHepner sippin the sizzurp? — Adam (@faddy08) July 2, 2015
But in fact, Mayor Hepner was not drunk at 4 p.m. Instead, her account had been hacked, according to the Mayor’s Office.
Thank you to the Media and those who contacted our office letting us know the Mayor’s @LindaHepner account had been hacked.
— Office of the Mayor (@SurreyMayor) July 3, 2015
Shortly after, Mayor Hepner’s account was deactivated.