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Thief convicted after being caught green-handed (and faced)
NBC News ^
| October 1, 2013
| Alexander Smith
Posted on 10/01/2013 5:02:59 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
LONDON -- A chemical mist which turns perpetrators florescent green is being used to target thieves in Britain.
Officers have started fitting SmartWater technology to security systems in cars and houses in the U.K.'s capital.
When someone tries to break in, they are sprayed with the odorless substance which is only visible under ultraviolet light and cannot be washed off.
Crooks have no idea they have been tagged -- until it is too late.
The dramatic effect can be seen in these photos of Yafet Askale, a 28-year-old who stole a laptop from a "trap car" in the Brent area of London which police had fitted to spray the mist, which is known as SmartWaterCSI in the U.S.
The device alerted police officers that the car had been broken into and they tracked down Askale and arrested him. He initially pleaded not guilty in court. But armed with the luminous evidence police and prosecutors were able to prove Askale was behind the crime....
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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: crime; technology
Yafet Askale. Mennonite or Unitarian?
“Hey that’s not me! That dude had green eyes!”
posted on 10/01/2013 5:09:13 PM PDT
posted on 10/01/2013 5:10:37 PM PDT
by Celtic Conservative
(tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
“Askale appeared in court on Friday and was sentenced to 49 hours of community service and a fine of £400 (about $650).”
I just can’t understand why there is any crime at all in England with harsh sentences like this.
posted on 10/01/2013 5:10:44 PM PDT
(I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
Modern chemistry: making life better for all of us.
Huzzah for the Brits.
Why are his eyes florescent?
Nothing new. The Russians were using a very fine invisible powder called “spy dust” about 25 years ago.
posted on 10/01/2013 5:21:07 PM PDT
by Ruy Dias de Bivar
(Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
A little early for Halloween.
posted on 10/01/2013 5:21:18 PM PDT
I’d prefer that it had lethal consequences.
posted on 10/01/2013 5:22:46 PM PDT
(Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
We couldn’t get that here. Libs would say it’s racist. Although its a great idea, cops show a light at a person and see if they show up green, BAM!
posted on 10/01/2013 5:25:32 PM PDT
(Thankful to be God blessed & chosen!)
He looks Nigerian. Either way, I’m sure he’s thinking, It’s not easy being green.
Typically if a car is broken in to it will cause far more than $650 in damage not to mention the loss of property.
If you are lucky they just smash the window if they try to use a slim jim they can do real damage.
posted on 10/01/2013 5:31:17 PM PDT
(The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
Need something like this at every polling location.
Quietly, of course.
Anyone who fluoresces green has already voted once...
posted on 10/01/2013 5:43:52 PM PDT
(Until further notice the /s is implied...)
posted on 10/01/2013 6:14:18 PM PDT
(To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
who says that all the Zombie flicks aren’t about the future uprising of the sons of Obama?
posted on 10/01/2013 6:20:22 PM PDT
by Dick Vomer
(democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
posted on 10/01/2013 6:20:58 PM PDT
(The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
How about the “Cemetery” crew and the Minnesota “in the trunk of the car extra ballots” and the “infinite absentee” ballots?
posted on 10/01/2013 7:09:34 PM PDT
(A civilian forece funded and equal to the military ... Obama/DHS & Hitler/Gestapo & Stalin/KGB)
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