Twitter Will be Used to Find Stolen Vehicles

When it is necessary to curb the crime, what do you do? In Rio de Janeiro the governor sent the police go up the hill and arrest the bad guys – not that it worked, but … -. Back in Seattle, a nice American city, the story is somewhat different: they decided to appeal to the Twitter order to recover stolen vehicles.

The idea may seem brilliant at first, but when you discover how the city police are keeping the account @getyourcarback (“get your car back” in free translation), soon realizes that it is more an absurd attempt to use the service of microblog for something. All the hype, of course…

On the December 1 in this profile on Twitter is basically tweeting information on stolen cars. It tells the color, the year of the vehicle, model, manufacturer, plate and so on. Thus, with the right knack same:

COLOR: SILVER YR: 2000 MAKE HONDA MODEL: CIVIC BODY: 4DR: LIC: 718VEN ST: WA *** DO NOT MAKE CONTACT CALL 911 ***

These tweets are published after a stolen vehicle report is received by the police and confirmed. In the end, the same information received by the police on the street also appears on Twitter. Although using the internet to disseminate information about stolen cars, to account for this purpose makes it clear that prefer contact by 911, the telephone service of the police in the United States.

Interestingly, the police will only disclose the stolen cars. If perchance the police find a car, will not disclose the success of the operation on Twitter.

Now is hope that only about 3,000 vehicles stolen annually in Seattle are found.