Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Just don't leave them out in the rain...

Not satisfied with merely having a police force that must face violent criminals unarmed, Britain is going the extra length to now have police officers who aren't, well, human. Ten life-sized cardboard cutout replicas have been used around Britain at various fuel stations to help prevent drive-aways (as we call them around here).

Except that one of them was, er, stolen. But hey, they got it back.

The replicas cost 100 pounds (about $175) and supposedly "can look like the real thing from afar." On the plus side, if someone decides to pump one full of bullets it won't actually die, so I guess that's something.

In related news, mysterious sightings of cardboard Elvis cutouts have been cropping up across Hounslow.

tnx to The Crazy Rants of Samantha Burns