Apprehension: Not the Brightest Bulb in the Box

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Who: Operator Mike and Seattle PD


What: One suspected burglar in custody


When: March 10, 2013 at 2 p.m.


Where: A construction jobsite in Des Moines, WA.


How: Mike received motion viewer activations from the construction site and used verified video surveillance to view a man walking up the stairs and unscrewing a light bulb on the stair rail, likely as an attempt to prevent cameras from getting a good look at him. His plans backfired, however, and Mike dispatched police as soon as he saw the man on site. Seattle PD responded quickly and apprehended one suspect.


See the man’s misguided attempt to blind the cameras here!