by Max Brantley
The LRPD has been putting "bait" cars around town to lure thieves and last night, the lure worked. Three juveniles were caught breaking into a car parked in the 100 block of South Monroe Street with a laptop computer visible inside. Unfortunately, all three of those nabbed were 14 years old. They were charged as juveniles and released to parents.
The police warn that the "bait" program will continue.
Here's an article about use of bait cars in Dallas, where a crook took off in one and then killed someone. Lt. Terry Hastings says the Little Rock bait car cannot be hot-wired or otherwise operated without a key.