More than 100 police departments across the country are using electronically controlled vehicles to lure car thieves in and then once they drive off shut them down. After a thief has hot-wired the bait car and drives off, officers remotely turn the engine off, lock the doors and then nab the crook. This is a new tactic in trying to prevent a prevalent and costly crime. The cars use satellite tracking equipment and hidden cameras to help prosecute the offenders. Quote of the article: "We had one guy who stole a car to go to court," he says. "He was stopped right outside City Hall. We just had to take him around the block to the other side of the building to the jail entrance."
Hi! We notice you're using an ad blocker. Please consider whitelisting Autoblog.
We get it. Ads can be annoying. But ads are also how we keep the garage doors open and the lights on here at Autoblog - and keep our stories free for you and for everyone. And free is good, right? If you'd be so kind as to whitelist our site, we promise to keep bringing you great content. Thanks for that. And thanks for reading Autoblog.
Here's how to disable adblocking on our site.
- Click on the icon for your Adblocker in your browser. A drop down menu will appear.
- Select the option to run ads for autoblog.com, by clicking either "turn off for this site", "don't run on pages on this domain", "whitelist this site" or similar. The exact text will differ depending on the actual application you have running.
- Refresh the Autoblog page you were viewing. Done!
You still haven't turned off your adblocker or whitelisted our site. It only takes a few seconds.