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Drug runners using homemade spikes

Discussion in 'Cop Talk' started by Texas357, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. Texas357

    Texas357 Señor Member CLM

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    http://www.caller.com/news/2010/mar/21/drug-smugglers-use-homemade-spikes/

    Local paper runs an article about drug runners using caltrops to evade pursuit.
     
  2. TreverSlyFox

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    Ummm, this trooper hasn't figured out they are "home made caltrops" and anyone with half a brain can make up a couple dozen in a few hours? It's not like there is some surplus store selling them and all you have to do is find which one and then there won't be anymore on the street.

    Bust the person making them and a week later they'll find someone else to make them. They've figured out they work so they aren't going to give them up if their source gives out. This is just history repeating itself, the bootleggers in the 1930's did the same thing AND had oil slicks to.
     

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    Hack Crazy CO Gold Member

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    True. Find the one throwing them and throw him under something.
     
  4. MCPreacher

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    I am just shocked that it took this long for some BG to think of it.
     
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    jayfarm Grumpy Gun Nut

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    My solution to high speed pursuits. We can use some of that stimulus money to repair the road after.
     
  6. lawman800

    lawman800 Juris Glocktor

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    It just keeps getting better, don't it?
    Supply stores sell spike strips and caltrops to pretty much anyone. Drug dealers can afford them better than most departments.
     
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    i8547 Without Equal

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    I've been spiked twice by load drivers. Not a fun experience at all... Especially when driving 90MPH during an FTY in a heavily modified Ford F250.
     
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    Alot of our perps will lay spikes out on the roadways for us or any emergency vehicle. It got so bad several years ago the school buses stopped service up here
     
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    My vote is for A-10s.