This Seems Unnecessary 

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

The Boston, Massachusetts police unveiled their slightly creepy ice cream truck back in July. Now the cops in Boston, England have unveiled their own offbeat new vehicle – a police tractor.

The Boston, England Police Tractor

You might be thinking “What the hell good is a police tractor?”. Obviously it won’t do much in a high-speed pursuit. Perhaps there are criminal crops, in need of reaping? No, according to Phil Vickers, the man behind this idea:

“The…purpose is to capture the public’s attention and deliver the message that we take rural crime very seriously.”

Wasting tens of thousands of dollars on a tractor to “capture attention” does seem to make it clear just how seriously you take rural crime.

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