BMW Remotely Locks A Thief In Car

Posted: Dec 6 2016, 11:35am CST | by , Updated: Dec 7 2016, 11:28pm CST, in News | Cars & Vehicles

BMW Remotely Locks a Thief in Car
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  • BMW Catches an Alleged Thief by trapping him in the car

BMW helped police get its hands on a suspect by locking him in a car.

Seattle Police just caught an alleged car thief with the help of BMW’s car locking technology. It is assumed that a man was locked in a BMW car which he was stealing, thus making it possible for the police to catch him.

The BMW cars have the technology according to which they can lock down on an instant a signal is sent to them for a theft, this happened in the current case when a person was allegedly trying to steal a BMW and got locked inside.

According to Jonah Lee, the deputy director of communications for Seattle Police Department, it is bad to take a nap in the same car which you have stolen as it can lock you in itself without giving you any kind of escape.

According to Lee, the suspect had found the key of the BMW in the car which was borrowed by a friend from its owner. When the owner was made aware of the theft,they contacted BMW who tracked the car near Seattle’s Ravenna neighborhood. The car was parked and was still running while the driver was snoozing behind the wheel.

After that BMW employees remotely locked the doors of the car thus locking the suspect inside it as well. Along with that they used a dialogue from “Watchmen” to terrify the suspect by playing it on car’s music system. The dialogue goes as “I’m not locked in here with you, you’re locked in here with me.”

The suspect who is a 38 year old male was taken in to police custody for auto theft and drug possession.

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