Who needs guns? Police in Thailand’s rural Chainat province today resorted to a decidedly old-school method of taking down an armed predator: a fishing net.
In a public exhibition/stunt held today at the province’s largest mall — Tesco Lotus — police demonstrated how they could arrest a knife-wielding assailant by tossing a net over him.
As no doubt perplexed shoppers looked on, a man portraying a crazed criminal held a woman hostage in the middle of Tesco, pointing a knife at her throat, MThai reported.
At that point, the police proceeded with a fake negotiation, agreeing to giving the kidnapper a getaway car. But as he let go of the victim and made a run for the vehicle — haha! — police tossed the fishing net over the man Gladiator-style.
Officers then held the criminal down on the floor with bizarre metal poles — poles which were sadly not tridents — before taking his knife away. Day. Saved.
Go and sin no more, lawbreakers. There is a fishing net with your name on it.
Source : Coconuts