By Alison Hewitt, Staff Writer
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
L.A. law enforcement trying to paint taggers into a corner
WEST COVINA, Calif. — A new high-tech, motion-sensor pilot program to combat graffiti could catch vandals on film - and leave them soaking wet.
Gang graffiti is painted on the sidewalk on 103rd Street in front of David Starr Jordan High School in the Watts district of Los Angeles April 2007. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
West Covina installed motion-sensitive sprinklers about a week ago in several locations, where video and still cameras that talk will be installed later this week. Anyone wandering around a park at one of the sprinklers' pilot locations after the park is closed for the night will get caught in a spray of water, said Police Chief Frank Wills.
The sprinkler project is all about annoying criminals away, he said.
Motion-sensors leave vandals soaking wet in Calif.