Friday, December 17, 2010

The Twitter Police

There's actually such a thing now.  Check out this article from the Seattle Times Newspaper:


Seattle police say their new effort to publish stolen car information on Twitter has helped recover a car.
Police say a woman called 911 on Tuesday night to tell them the location of a previously tweeted stolen Honda Civic. An officer recovered the car and notified the owner.
Earlier this month, Seattle police announced they would begin publishing the color, year, make, model, body style and license plate of stolen cars on a Twitter account dubbed "Get your car back."
Police say the average number of cars stolen per day in the city has risen from 8.46 last year to 9.9 this year. The department reports that 3,011 cars were stolen through October.
The department encourages Twitter followers who spot stolen cars to call police.

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