Sunday, June 22, 2008

Dallas Police Resume Bait Car Program

Bait cars, equipped with cameras and tracking equipment, are used by law enforcement around the country to purportedly help deter auto thefts.

Earlier this month, the theft of a Dallas police decoy car resulted in the death of an innocent elderly driver. The tragic accident happened when the stolen theft decoy car being monitored by police crashed into another car as officers tried to disable it. Dallas police temporarily stopped the bait car program while police investigated why the vehicle could not be disabled.

While many expected Dallas police to curb the program indefinitely, in a shocking move Dallas police reimplemented the program last week. The department alleges that it has resolved all problems by tweaking their auto theft bait cars to be disabled more quickly.

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