Just as you were trying to figure out how to squeeze your pit bull into his new Hello Kitty costume, now comes this report that will make thirteen-year-old Japanese girls everywhere flock to apply to the Thai police force.
BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — Thai policemen who break rules will be forced to wear hot pink armbands featuring “Hello Kitty,” the Japanese icon of cute, as a mark of shame, a senior officer said Monday.
Police officers caught littering, parking in a prohibited area, or arriving late — among other misdemeanors — will be forced to stay in the division office and wear the armband all day, said Police Col. Pongpat Chayaphan. The officers won’t wear the armband in public.
The striking armband features Hello Kitty sitting atop two hearts.
“Simple warnings no longer work. This new twist is expected to make them feel guilt and shame and prevent them from repeating the offense, no matter how minor,” said Pongpat, acting chief of the Crime Suppression Division in Bangkok….
Wow, those guys are really twisted. Hello Kitty arm bands? With not one, but two hearts? What do the real criminals get? SpongeBob t-shirts? I heard this girl was caught shoplifting at the Piggly Wiggly.
Oh the humanity!