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FLPD Uses High-Tech Water To Catch Thieves

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CBS Miami

FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – As a mist showers down onto a man from a spigot on the ceiling, some might think it’s a shower, but it’s not. It’s SmartWater.

You could call it a crime fighting spray. Under a special light, you’ll see why. It leaves a harmless chemical staining the skin and clothes, explains SmartWater Founder Philip Cleary.

It’s the latest crime-fighting tool being introduced in Fort Lauderdale. It’s already used in Europe and can be used in several ways.

As part of an alarm system, it sprays the crooks. It was used during a jewelry store robbery in England.

“I hit the button,” explained the store clerk. The smart water was activated for when they ran across it. As they ran through it, the spray came down in huge doses so they were completely and utterly soaked.”

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  1. Back in the 60's

    January 28th, 2013

    They used Iodine to mark criminals.
    Same system different chemical.
    In jewelry stores after hours they used tear gas spray and Iodine.

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  2. Noodengr

    January 28th, 2013

    I like it, make it glow in the dark and day glo , at the exit of every bank and stop and rob. perks would stand out like sore thumbs.

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  3. hanoverfist

    January 28th, 2013

    Smells like Kool Aid.

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  4. reddecaesari

    January 28th, 2013

    how about dipping bullets in the water.

    this is the chickification of crime fighting.

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  5. BILL

    January 28th, 2013

    stopping would be robbers using excessive force saves taxpayers the money it takes to incarcerate them.

    the government ought to pay law abiding citizens when they take out would be robbers the money it would cost to incarcerate the perpetrator for the jail term indicated for his attempted crime.

    that would take care of all the gang bangers the cops are afraid to touch.

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  6. bitterclinger

    January 28th, 2013

    Bill, do you produce a newsletter? If you get your own island/country, I would like to apply for citizenship.

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  7. IronyCurtain

    January 28th, 2013

    Why not eliminate a few steps and just spray them directly with deadly acid that blinds, tortures and agonizingly kills them on contact?
    Just sayin’.

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  8. jeckelmyhyde

    January 28th, 2013

    I like this, but I would add a sterilzing agent and put it over all the doors at the welfare offices.

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  9. Plain Jane

    January 28th, 2013

    It’s unfair and takes away the rights of robbers to rob fair and square. What does the SEIU say about this.

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  10. DaveVA

    January 28th, 2013

    @Bill hit on a good idea

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