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Tag: Police

NYPD May Someday Sweep the Streets with Mobile Weapon Scanners

NYPD May Someday Sweep the Streets with Mobile Weapon Scanners
You know those annoying ads that you see sometimes when you browse a site or read some news online? The ones at the side that are offering you a free X-ray app and then show a picture of a woman’s clothed behind?

Would-be Sith Lord Assaults People with Lightsabers in Toys R Us

Would-be Sith Lord Assaults People with Lightsabers in Toys R Us
A man armed with two lightsabers went a little crazy in Toys R Us in Hillsboro, Portland, Oregon. It’s not clear whether 33 year-old David Allen Canterbury, who assaulted people with toy lightsabers at Toys R Us, was working alone, or if he had a Sith Master.

Papercraft Blade Runner Police Spinner Perfect for Retiring Paper Replicants

Papercraft Blade Runner Police Spinner Perfect for Retiring Paper Replicants
I always loved the flying vehicles in Blade Runner. I think it’s the fact that they could drive on the ground like regular cars, but then do the VTOL think and take off and land on a dime.

Protect Yourself, Safeguard Your Neighborhood with the City Scars Crime-stopping App

Protect Yourself, Safeguard Your Neighborhood with the City Scars Crime-stopping App
How many times have you heard of stories that involved thieves or rapists involving people you know or victims who live around your neighborhood and thought: Hey, that could’ve been me if I had gone home ten minutes later.

Wacko Arrested with PS2 in His Pants

Wacko Arrested with PS2 in His Pants
This is a very bizarre story. Apparently, a man named Timothy Jones Sr. from Lincoln, Mo was walking in traffic. I would hazard a guess that he was on something that affected his cognitive abilities at the time.

OMG! Run! A Tiger is Loose! Oh wait… Nevermind

OMG! Run! A Tiger is Loose! Oh wait… Nevermind
I want to start this off by saying, BWAHAHAHAHA. As the story here goes, the police in Hampshire over in the UK were called by a concerned citizen with a startling report. A white tiger had apparently been spotted hiding in a field near a local golf course eyeing a quick bite of golfer for lunch.

Researchers Developing Software That Matches Mug Shots with Police Sketches, Can’t Help Witnesses with Bad Memory

Researchers Developing Software That Matches Mug Shots with Police Sketches, Can’t Help Witnesses with Bad Memory
A group of Michigan State University researchers led by Computer Science and Engineering professor Anil Jain and doctoral student Brendan Klare are working on a program that can match mug shots of known criminals to police sketches.

Blade Runner Stiletto Cop Heels Make You Want to Get Pulled Over

Blade Runner Stiletto Cop Heels Make You Want to Get Pulled Over
These futuristic illuminated police stiletto heels are kind of look like a strange fusion of vehicles and shoes. I don’t really know why these are necessary, but hey, if they make police officers more visible they might be relevant at some point.

Web Gun Catches Thieves Just Like Flies

Web Gun Catches Thieves Just Like Flies
Why should cops need to zap suspects with dangerous Tazers when they could just catch fleeing criminals using a powerful Spiderman-like web-slinging device instead? The NET-2000 Shooting Net Rod uses a charge of highly compressed air to fire a net at fleeing suspects from as far as 49 feet away.

Police Cars to Get Bunny Rabbit Strobe Lights

Police Cars to Get Bunny Rabbit Strobe Lights
The police department in Osaka, Japan is about to get a whole lot wackier. Apparently, they’ve ordered these goofy rabbit-shaped lights for about 800 of their cars. The bunny strobe lights are designed for use on vehicles patrolling the neighborhoods around schools, presumably so the kids can point and laugh at the cops.

Avurt Im-5 Says Don’t Stand So Close to Me

Avurt Im-5 Says Don’t Stand So Close to Me
While this strange pink device might look like some sort of modern hair dryer, it’s not. In fact, the Avurt IM-5 is all about keeping people out of your face, not in it. You see, the IM-5 is actually a high-tech update to the old can of pepper spray.

Pogoalert Keeps Speed Traps at Bay

Pogoalert Keeps Speed Traps at Bay
This wondrous little auto gadget uses GPS satellite tracking, radar and laser detection technologies to alert you to the presence of speed traps and traffic cameras. The PogoAlert features a compact 1.8-inch LCD screen that mounts on your car’s dashboard or windshield, and lets you know when you’re approaching a speed trap or traffic camera.

Perps to Get a Cheap Thrill During Patdowns

Perps to Get a Cheap Thrill During Patdowns
Police officers in England now have a strange new trick up their sleeves in the war against crime. The Roboglove is a special glove that police can wear when patting down suspects that contains a miniature metal detector.