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Chinese authorities are going high-tech and have begun equipping elite crime fighting units with motorised Segway scooters. chinese_segway_cops China's police are getting mobile According to the front page of daily newspaper The First, Chinese armed forces were recently spotted using Segways during a counter-terrorist …

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"the machines help make cops more visible during patrols"

Presumably they measure this by counting hte cries of "Who's that prat on the Segway?"

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Coat

like 'Chips', but different.

Presumably, what with this being in China, the Segways will be counterfeit and removal of the handle bars would reveal a huge spike.

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Height Booster

We all know Chinese people are short, so the real reason for using Segways is to increase their height.

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Not Just New York

>> The idea might strike you as purely a publicity stunt, but Chinese cops

>> could be taking a lead from police in Glen Falls, New York.

Or indeed, our very own Fife police (well not mine, as I don't live in fife, but you know what I mean).

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/edinburgh_and_east/7096492.stm

Seriously though, patrolling shopping centres is on thing, but SWAT maneuvers on a Segway?

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