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Fake MBTA transit cop helps curb station crime

Posted on August 7, 2013

The cutout (shown in background) is actually a picture of real MBTA Officer David Silen.
The cutout (shown in background) is actually a picture of real MBTA Officer David Silen.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — As part of an effort to cut crime at the Alewife subway and bus station in Cambridge, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority transit police placed a cardboard cutout of a police officer in the bicycle cage, according to a Boston.com report.

Transit police officials say the fake cop, along with video cameras and a new lock, has cut bike thefts by 67%. For the full story, click here.

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