Alf was seriously excited – for a while at least – by a report from Littlefield, Arkansas.
It said the Littlefield Police Department had acquired a 200 kiloton nuclear warhead under a US Department of Defense programme that distributed surplus weapons to local agencies throughout the USA.
The device, which is ten times more powerful than the bomb detonated over Hiroshima in World War II, will be used to deter crime in Littlefield and the greater Jasper County area, Police Chief Jefferson Bailey said.
“There will be no more crime in Littlefield,” Bailey said, “Because if there is, I’ll blow this town sky-high.”
Many of Littlefield’s 15,000 residents, according to the report, had expressed concern over its police department’s acquisition of the nuclear weapon and the guidelines governing its potential use.