There was drama in a Bangkok street today when police arrested a dog for jaywalking as it crossed the central reservation under a bridge on Rajavithi Road.
The dog, black, was nabbed by the eagle-eyed Sgt Somchai Motosai as he took a backhander from a pavement trader for the supreme privilege of 'not being arrested for being alive'.
The alert cop charged the mutt down from behind, and frog-marched it to the nearest police station, some two miles away, where it was charged under Section 1074(c) of the Road Traffic Act.
Police say that, after a pointless two-hour cross-examination, they released the dog on bail until a court hearing on 16 March.
Sgt Somchai told reporters:
"I've seen it before. He won't turn up; they never do."