Saturday, October 30, 2010

McDonald's In Dutchland Deters Robbers By Spraying Them With A Synthetic DNA Mist

A McDonald's in Rotterdam, the Netherlands employs the ultimate in "high-tech" security technology. They use a system that sprays robbers with a synthetic DNA laced Mist, while notifying the police at the same time. 

The mist, which can only be seen under ultraviolet light has little DNA markers in it so the police can trace the robber back to the specific location. So If you get sprayed at this McDonald's, you will get traced back to the same McDonald's.

Outside of the McDonald's there is a sign that proudly says, "You Steal, You’re Marked.” Also on that sign there is the word "DNA", which nobody really knows what the hell it means and is likely to scare the shit out of would-be criminals because they think "DNA" and "getting caught" go hand in hand. Which they do.

The lesson here kids is: Don't steal! Especially if you live in Rotterdam.

Crap. Now I can't load up my pockets with those ketchup packets anymore!

As of today, the police in Rotterdam have not made any arrest with the use of the DNA Mist. However, they hope that not only will it help in capturing criminals, but also scaring them from commiting a crime in the first place.

What do you think? Is this a good method to catch those pesky criminals?
Source: TheNewYorkTimes

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