In a move straight out of a video game, the Anderson Police Department in Northern California was given the chance to choose their own weapons. The police department was “looking for a versatile tool that would limit injuries to officers and the people they detained – but that would still be an effective means of subduing an unruly suspect.”
The police force in the Northern California town of about 10,000 people plans to equip its 20 officers with nunchakus, also known as nunchucks.
Basically, they’re what martial arts legend Bruce Lee used – besides his fists of fury and feet — to take down all those bad guys in his movies.
One of the sergeants explained “It (nunchucks) gives us the ability to control a suspect instead of striking them.” And look farking cool doing it.
Anderson police even went as far as designing these sweet graphics to show why nunchuks are a way better option than the typical baton.
Hopefully none of the assailants is carrying a gun.
[via LA Times]