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How to Easily Identify a Would-be car Thief: Install a DashCam

Beaverton, Oregon police know exactly what one car prowler suspect looks like, thanks to a dashcam that caught him in the act.

The woman whose dashcam recorded the crime noticed one of her car’s doors was hanging wide open on Friday morning. Prowlers appeared to have spent the previous night combing the parking lot, looking for unlocked cars. The woman’s Owlcam motion-activated dashcam caught one prowler completely by surprise, as shown in the above photo.

“It starts recording without any light but, after 10 seconds, the light comes on and he was startled — him and his friends,” said the car’s owner.

The would-be thief apparently ran away from the automobile when the flash went off, leaving the automobile and its contents untouched.

The Owlcam motion-activated dashcam is a top-of-the-line and expensive ($349 US on Amazon) unit but it probably paid for itself by thwarting an expensive theft.

Details may be found in an article by Emily Burris in the KOIN-TV web site at:

Categories: Current Affairs, Offline Privacy & Security

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