Police use ‘bait bikes’ with GPS technology and public Twitter shaming to fight bicycle theft

If you’re ever in San Francisco and see a police officer smile as he watches an expensive bike get stolen, don’t fret: It’s probably because that’s exactly what he wants. “Bait bikes” are bicycles tagged with GPS tracking devices, and they’re being deployed by the San Francisco Police Department’s Anti-Bike Theft Unit to catch and shame bike thieves in the city.

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