Wednesday, December 13, 2006

catch them if you can

Police in Arlington County, Virginia have had good success using bait cars to tempt car thieves. They've cut the absolute number of car thefts practically in half since 2002, to levels last seen in 1965 -- and you KNOW there are way more cars in Arlington now than 40 years ago, making the success of this program even more impressive.

Entrapment? Nah. They can park a tempting car (like this one guy's Jeep) somewhere and almost all of us will walk buy it without a second glance -- except the thieves...


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