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The City’s Solution to Subway iPhone Theft? Undercover Cops Pretending to be Drunk

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The NYPD is taking the 16 percent increase in subway theft lying down–by flooding the MTA with dozens of decoy offers pretending to be drunk or asleep, reports the New York Post. Although the NYPD won’t disclose the exact number of undercover offices being dispatched underground with iPhones and Kindles, the Post‘s source says “the backup is expected to more than double the number of cops currently conducting the stealthy underground operations.”

The officers are finishing up their five-day training program, “in which they have been taught how to behave like preferred targets — passengers who are knock-down drunk or asleep.”

Undercover cops seem to the NYPD’s solution to a lot of things these days. Let’s hope for Ray Kelly’s sake that this initiative ends better than the threats and chaos unfolding in Zucotti Park.

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