An elite force of police has been charged with clearing Pokemon from the streets of Bangkok. Each policeman has been assigned one Pokemon character to hunt down. As Thai policeman are not very good with books, each has been given a balloon with his Pokemon target on it. However, the balloon assignment has caused dissatisfaction, resentment and conflict among the fifty man squad.
Policeman Plod was close to tears, “I wanted Charmander but got Pikachu. Charmader is really cool but Pikachu is a joke.” He told Private Tye. “All my friends will laugh at me when they see me with a Pikachu balloon.” he continued.
Sargent Scuffer was equally distraught. Private Tye found him lying on the floor drumming his heels on the ground, he was having a temper tantrum and screaming “I hate Bulbasaur, everybody does, the Colonel kept the Flying Charmander for himself, its not fair, I hate him, I hate him.”
Constable Copper tried to take the Curlypuff balloon away from Gruppenfuhrer Filth, but Filth stamped on Copper's toe which sent him running home crying for his mummy.
The threat from Pokemon can not be underestimated. One prominent newspaper has linked the presence of Pokemon to the Brain-death of officials at Thailand's Government House. While, in Cambodia, Pokemon have taken over the Genocide Museum.
The real story from the Bangkok Post:
Police are preparing to arrest motorists and pedestrians who play Pokemon Go on 10 major roads in Bangkok, allegedly to reduce accidents caused by the game. A team of 50 officers equipped with mobile phone cameras will patrol the streets and take photos of violators, acting city police chief Sanit Mahathavorn said, referring to their new role as the "catchers of Pokemon catchers."
The operation, which is intended to limit the areas where players can catch the game's animated creatures, will target those searching for the critters especially on crowded Sukhumvit and Phaya Thai roads. Others are Rama I, Rama IV, Henri Dunant, Sathon, Phetchaburi, Phahon Yothin, and Vibhavadi Rangsit roads as well as a street circling the Victory Monument, Pol Lt Gen Sanit said. These areas will be made no-go zones for Pokemon hunters because officers have found the number of road accidents related to the game is increasing.
Authorities were unable to give any statistics on the number of accidents. They said Sunday this is because they are still trying to arrive at an estimate of how many accidents can be attributed to the game. Players will be fined up to 1,000 baht if they get involved in risky behaviour, such as using their phones while running along streets or hindering traffic flow by careless driving. Pedestrians who play Pokemon Go in an "inappropriate manner'' also face a fine.