Police Decoy Car Vandalized

decoy picPHOTOS: A Police patrol decoy car used to try and deter crime in several areas around town, didn’t quite work in one particular neighborhood. At about 12:30 AM this morning, police received a call that one of their decoy cars parked on Pearl Street was vandalized.

Multiple officers responded and found the driver’s side of the windshield smashed in.

Police say a bat was apparently used in the vandalism.

In an interesting twist, while police took the report, a man passed by holding an aluminum baseball bat. Police detained and questioned the man but released him after several minutes.

The decoy was taken away by police. TLS-CCP.

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  1. So tell me, I was always looking for a late night baseball game. Apparently there are games after midnight if the guys walking around with the bat. Anyone care to share the location?

  2. Every time I passed that car, I was thinking that one day some bored souls that live there will destroy it. I mean, it was very obvious that it was empty and its not the greatest neighborhood. I’m actually very not surprised it happened!!!

  3. #2 you r right there seems to be an incredible lack of respect from certain people and lack of fear of policemen. If ppl are not afraid to smash a cop car they certainly won’t care about mine. (Do their videos run when it is just a decoy?…..maybe they should….)Until then stay safe!

  4. Decoy cars are sitting ducks! Either set up a cctv system from the car that is monitored by police or don’t leave it there. Any thief can tell when a police car is unmanned.


  6. lets try an unmarked FULLY TINTED all black car next.
    and it has to move constantly.(every 12-24) hours.

    (putting in an untinted marked unit will only deter the non-local speeder.)

  7. Lakewood ~ ask anyone what their oppinion of this town is and its never good ! those who run this town have opened the doors to these law breakers to take up residence here , so sad to see this town turn into such a slum

  8. there is a program on tv, its called bait car, the car is left running and the police are parked all around in unmarked cars, when a person see the car running the a tempted to take the car, once the are in the car and start driving the cops tail them and they automaticly turn the car off, and lock the doors so they can’t get out, then the cops unlock the car and then the person is arrested, it’s just great to see these thugs get what’s coming to them.

  9. decoy cars thats funny we need more cops, ask anyone and they will tell you (moderated) the mayor and chief need to hire more cops

  10. To chaim yankel:
    I live in that neighborhood and it is an area of high crime and drugs!! It was not a smart idea to leave the car there. It was there for a while and obviously empty! Also every one knows its a bad neighborhood!!!

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