Wednesday, January 30, 2008

A case of police overkill?

According to a report in Japan Today:

Hirofumi Fukuda, 27, who had been wanted for assaulting police officers on Jan 21, was arrested after a chase through central Osaka. Around 11 a.m., police received an emergency call saying that a car was driving recklessly, ignoring traffic lights. When a patrol car approached the vehicle in question, it took off.

So far, so good: but the report goes on to inform us that the chase "involved 2,240 officers, 460 police cars and one helicopter".

Let me repeat that.

Two thousand, two hundred and forty officers;

Four hundred and sixty police cars;

And one helicopter.

Sounds like almost superhuman restraint on the part of the police air wing!

I think I can guess what movie was shown at the last Osaka PD social gathering . . .


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So they really, really wanted to talk to him.....?