In a new GPS tracking system being tested by Iowa State Patrol, a compressed-air launcher, mounted behind the grille of a police cruiser, uses a laser to target the fleeing vehicle. It discharges a projectile/tag containing the GPS module.
NOVEMBER 21, 2013, 6:24 AM|Police are using a new tool, known as the GPS "cannon," to reduce dangerous high speed chases. The device is fired onto the back of the suspect's car, and allows police to track their location through real-time GPS information. CBS News' Jeff Pegues reports.
The owner of a car wash – who wishes to remain anonymous – decided to jump into action when he saw a masked man shoot an Albuquerque cop, then jump into the wounded officer’s cruiser and speed off. The owner followed the gunman, calling 911 from his vehicle.