you'd cry too

A Philippine police mascot attempts to cheer a baby in a shopping mall in Makati's financial district in Manila December 22, 2002. The Philippine police has enhanced security in shopping malls and other public places to counter the threats of terrorist attacks or bombings this holiday season. Selected police officers were tasked to wear mascot costumes as they patrol the shopping malls in the capital to make their presence less obtrusive and more friendly. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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10 Responses:

  1. feren says:

    Man, you just know you're on the duty officer's shit list if you're one of the "select" officers chosen to be subjected to that getup.

  2. jwz says:

    I'll bet that thing is armed.

  3. confuseme says:

    Its head is cocked in that way that means it's about to start melting and oozing white puss like the giant teddy bear in Akria.

    • kingfox says:

      Not to be a crazy fanboy, but Takashi (as well as the bunny/Kiyoko and the car/Masaru) were oozing and spraying milk, not pus.

      But yeah, that cocked head and strand of hair/crack reminded me of that as well.

  4. waider says:

    Wait a sec... this is less obtrusive? Less obtrusive than what, exactly? Were the other officers dressed in dayglow outfits or something?

    • 33mhz says:

      Previously, the entire police force was composed entirely of epileptic, tourette's syndrome-afflicted, Type-A Personalities. Who were all on fire.