The Chinese police are not exactly a barrel of laughs.

Especially when the joke is on them.

Law enforcement officials in the eastern province of Anhui arrested an animal breeder this week after he wisecracked on social media that he had given two sleepy, thieving dogs the names "City Officer" and "Traffic Warden."

Police hauled the man off to jail Monday, accusing him of sharing "insulting information on law enforcement officers" on popular platform WeChat. The man, identified only as Mr. Ban, will be detained for 10 days, said police in the Yingzhou district of the city of Fuyang.