HPD Says: Please Help Us Find the Guys Who Stole Our Bait Car

Categories: Crime
The idea behind police bait cars is a sound one -- rig up a car that's just begging to be stolen, put it in a vulnerable spot and then wait for a thief to try his luck.

It doesn't always work, though. KHOU reports that HPD is asking for the public's assistance in locating two dudes who made off with a bait car outside Greenspoint Mall recently

"When the SUV was taken, investigators were notified electronically, but before they could get to the scene or log on to their tracking device, the men dumped the vehicle in an apartment complex," the station says.

Why are we reminded of this?

You know how to set up the bait car, you just don't know how to keep track of the bait car.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Houston Police Department Auto Theft Division at 713-308-3500.


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13 comments
TK
TK

Geez Louise!  H.P.D is a J.O.K.E.  They play demolition derby at their academy, coverup for their band of drunken brothers and lose bait cars.  How the hell does THAT happen?Heaven help anyone who needs a Houston cop.  

Jim C
Jim C

Did Andy leave Barney in charge when he had to run to Mt Pilot again?

TEA PARTY FOREVER!!!
TEA PARTY FOREVER!!!

If they want to avoid an embarrassing PR black eye from this incident, they need to have the crime lab fabricate some damning evidence on someone they've already got in custody on unrelated charges.Then they can execute him. The taxpayers will like that.

Early Cuyler
Early Cuyler

No wonder the city is asking the citizens to do their patrolling for them via the "Make The Call" video.  They can't even use a bait-car right.  Reminds me of when the longshoreman stole Valchek's surveillance van in The Wire.  

Robere
Robere

Where the cops on a donut break?  Were they even doing their job?  Since it will be HPD that investigates this, we shall never know the truth of the matter.  We really need a better HPD mentallity.

Robert
Robert

Good job as always HPD!!.

Uh, Sherlock???
Uh, Sherlock???

That dude has a bunch of crap tattooed on his face.How hard could it be to find him?

LDJ_93RX7
LDJ_93RX7

I THINK THAT THEY ARE CAUSING THIS PROBLEM  HOW ABOUT LEAVING A FULL COARSE MEAL WITH A CHOCOLATE MILK AND MAYBE A ICE CREAM ON THE SIDE WALK THEN ARREST  AND CHARGE THE POOR SUCKER FOR THEFT !!

Wyatt
Wyatt

There you go, Early, givin' a fuck when it ain't your turn to give a fuck

Drknoll77
Drknoll77

Maybe Fuzzy Dunlop took it...

H_e_x
H_e_x

I love that scene. Remember the one where they lose the tennis ball with expensive recording devices in it?

Jim C
Jim C

Unfortunately, as time goes on that description eliminates fewer and fewer people.

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