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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Video of Bait Cars

From NPR:  All Things Considered, March 23, 2007 · Police departments all over the United States are adopting a new method of catching car thieves in the act: the bait car. Bait cars — or decoy cars — are designed to look like the most typically stolen model in a given area.

But they're also rigged with GPS tracking, a remote-control "kill" device that allows police to cut off the engine and lock the doors, and hidden cameras. In one video, two thieves are seen driving away, giggling incessantly and fiddling with the radio.  Watch video here.

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"New"? This is at least 10 years old.

Posted by: S.cotus | Mar 27, 2007 4:47:19 AM

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