Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Armadillo Fights Crime

Cops Use Old Brink's Truck to Shame Suspects - WSJ.com: "This industrial city, hard hit by the recession, has found a new, low-budget way to fight crime: Park an unmanned, former Brink's truck bristling with video cameras in front of the dwellings of troublemakers.

Police here call it the Armadillo. They say it has restored quiet to some formerly rowdy streets. Neighbors' calls for help have dropped sharply. About half of the truck's targets have fled the neighborhood."

Hat tip to Art Scott.

1 comment:

jj solari said...

just the opposite happened when they parked it in front of the donut shop. the place went from never getting robbed to getting robbed every day.