Skip to comments.Cop cardboard cutout used to cut crime at Massachusetts transportation hub
Posted on 08/07/2013 9:20:07 AM PDT by KeyLargo
Cop cardboard cutout used to cut crime at Massachusetts transportation hub
Published August 06, 2013
| Associated Press
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. The burly officer watching over the bike racks at a Boston-area transportation hub is a real stiff.
As part of an effort to cut crime at the Alewife MBTA subway and bus station in Cambridge, transit police placed a cardboard cutout of a police officer in the bicycle cage. Hundreds of people use the racks daily.
Deputy Chief Robert Lenehan says the fake cop, along with video cameras and a new lock, has cut bike thefts by 67 percent.
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psychological trickeration ping
Would be a best seller at most ranges these days.
Liberals would fall for this, but...they are the only ones who would need to.
I see they have a life-like Cambridge cop, too...
looks like a slimmer Chris Christie.
pretty sure you could steal a bike and there’s no chance Chris Christie is going to catch you.
Obama cut out would be better.
plus his government pension is only 1/2 that of a regular officer...
Let’s hope that the people likely to steal bikes don’t watch Fox News. What they could do is every so often, change out the cut-outs, with a real officer thrown into the mix from time to time.
Probably wont work too well tomorrow, though.
A cardboard cutout and a video camera...
Reminds me of how far you can make it as a thief with a kind word and a gun.
Somehow this reminds me of an old Rod Serling episode: An American journalist is interviewing someone in a Latin American country who looks suspiciously like Fidel Castro.
The conversation went like this:
Journalist: “Why do you think that there is so much lawlessness in your country?
Fidel: Let me ‘splain sawntheen to you. Een yor kawntadee you put up a sign dat says, “Do not espeet on dee sidewalk,” nobody espeets. Een dees kawntadee if we put up a sign dat says, “Do not espeet on the sidewalk,” Dey espeet on dee sign”!
I wonder how many people have spit on the cardboard police officer?
wait til ya see his comp/pension package.
There have been cases of empty cop cars riddled with bullets and the fear is that someone could shoot thinking the actual cop is a cardboard cutout....
Phantom Police Car Hits Kingstowne
Police hope empty cruiser will reduce speeding.
The cardboard cut-out thugs will avoid the place, at least
How could you tell? Did he act stupidly?
Very funny thing about these Japanese drivers; If a cop blows his whistle, points at the car, then points at the ground, you'd better find a place to pull over within half a block or so.
He will walk over the the car and, generally, write the driver up for a ticket.
If he whistles, points at the car and the driver immediately slows down to a near stop, gives a humble bow and a praying hands signal, the cop may wave him on. Almost as effective as actually writing a ticket . . .
I could steal Christie’s ham sandwich right out of his hand and he couldn’t catch me.