Monday, May 22, 2006

Anti-Crime Spray Makes Criminals Blue – Literally

SOUTH DEVON, England (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A man in South Devon, England, thinks he can reduce crime by making criminals blue – literally.

Peter Pitts is the inventor of something called the Dye Jet, a palm-sized can that sprays micro droplets of blue dye.

The idea is that a victim of a crime merely sprays the dye on the thief and they become instantly identifiable to police.

Not only do the criminals look like members of the Blue Man Group, but the spray leaves a DNA tracer on their bodies that is accessible to law enforcement officials all over the world and detectable for three years.

Pitts designed the Dye Jet after reading about a popular crime deterrent in the 1600s: Staining a thug with blue wool.

He currently sells his Dye Jet for about $54 U.S. and hopes it becomes so notorious that criminals avoid committing crimes for fear of being stained.

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