The Associated Press
"Bad Boys," watch out. That unlocked, unattended running car might be bait.
Police in Cleveland, Columbus and elsewhere are using booby-trapped
cars that stall and then trap would-be thieves when they try to drive
Columbus police have added a musical twist. When an officer presses a
remote-control switch that kills the engine and locks the doors, it
also starts the car's tape player. It's queued to play
the "Bad Boys" theme from the television show "Cops."
Columbus police say they caught ten thieves in just two days this
week. One had a warrant in a federal robbery case.
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Police say car thefts go up in winter when people leave running cars
unattended to warm them up.