Overweight Mexican police officers are being offered cash rewards

thecheers.org    2008-02-23 11:21:54    

Authorities in Aguascalientes want to offer �100 peso) for every 2lb the chubby policemen shed.
Overweight Mexican police officers are being offered cash rewards in a bid to lose weight.

Authorities in Aguascalientes want to offer �100 peso) for every 2lb the chubby policemen shed.

About a quarter of the city's 1,600-strong force are reported to be overweight due to their diet of fizzy drinks, tacos and sweets.

One politician behind the plan said some officers currently had to stop chasing criminals after just five metres as they were out of breath.


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