Guards Go Stiff at Local Army Base

Posted on July 26, 2008

I have heard stories about local police departments using empty parked cruisers to scare drivers into obeying the speed limit, but this is the first I have heard of an Army base pulling the same trick.

Locals in TaoYuan Province, Taiwan, noticed that the guards around a local Army base always seemed to stand in the same position without moving.

Curious, some locals went in closer to inspect the soldiers and were shocked at what they found.

The soldiers were actually dummies dressed up as soldiers and armed with fake rifles.

As the news spread, many locals began visiting the Army base to see the fake soldiers.

An official from the base explained that the reason they assigned fake soldiers to posts was due to a manpower shortage. They figured the fake soldiers would be sufficient in scaring away any attackers.

The Army base has now removed the dummy soldiers after being harshly criticized for the “ridiculous act”.


Mui Mui
Mui Mui is another of our wonderful, yet weird, editors who also is a well established world traveler. Born in Asia, Mui Mui is our expert on whether the articles we publish remain appropriate and not offensive in nature. Mui Mui’s favorite place is Italy where she spent 4 years and eventually fell in love with.
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17 thoughts on “Guards Go Stiff at Local Army Base

  1. Q

    that’s just the security stand in the picture, not the whole army base and definately not an outhouse dumbass

  2. Alex

    That’s what our imperial army will consist of. As long as no one knows, it’s just as good as a real one.

  3. Danny Harper

    When I was at Al Asad Marine Air Base in Iraq the outer gaurd towers were manned with plywood dummy Marines armed with black pipes for weepons. Only every 4th tower had actual Marines. Anether deed giveaway was that porta-potties were only present at the gaurd towers with live Marines. The Marines put up signs no photagraphing the dummies or wrecked F-15 sitting in the junkyard.

    1. Archer

      Ummm, i understand that members of the United States Marine Corps are trained to be killers not spellers… but wow!
      Many bases over there do the same thing, however most [non-marine...?] at least rotate the manned towers and have porta-johns at every tower…
      Just a comment…


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