The newly-updated police kit for officers in Shenzhen’s Bao’an District, includes an ultra-badass modernized baton that looks like a sword. This thing should come in handy when the cops are facing down angry toddlers armed with long metal pipes.
The sheath for the titanium alloy baton also comes equipped with pepper spray and handcuffs, People’s Daily reports. What more could a police man need?
Obviously, netizens have mostly poked fun at the police’s new gadget.
“The thieves there better run fast,” wrote @平西湖边.
“Please don’t kill me,” wrote @無天豪.
“This looks really heavy. The patrol officers will be incredibly sweaty after carrying the baton around for half an hour,” wrote @影像师_Leung超超.
“I once carried a sword like that too… Now I’m in a mental hospital,” wrote @网速太慢请重试.
“People will probably be able to buy it off Taobao soon,” wrote @就西邪东.
By Sarah Lin
[Images via People’s Daily]