So remember in a lot of sci-fi movies how a camera or sensor is used to scan a person’s face or eye for recognition before admitting them to a building or giving them clearance? Well that’s kind of what some new technology does that Spokane police are using to recover stolen cars. With a spike in car thefts lately, they’re hoping the camera, which reads license plate numbers and checks them against a natiowide database of stolen vehicles, will help recover stolen cars quicker.Here’s the story from the Spokesman-Review.

And on a related note, customs agents in Los Angeles got a big surprise recently when they opened a shipping container and found a vehicle reported stolen in Spokane- 35 years ago! Here’s that story.

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