English Police Force Uses Cardboard Cut-Outs
Leave it to the blimey Brits to use cardboard cut-outs to deter shoplifters.
The bobbies in Derbyshire, England placed 10 cardboard cut-outs of a female police officer in stores across the Peak District to deter shoplifting, according to BBC News. This move was also done in the Amber Valley area, but ironically, one of the cut-outs was stolen. The officer used at the cut-out model, Pc Anna Gaskill, said that the use of these cut-outs does not mean that the police force is short in numbers. She told the BBC that they are just being used as an extra deterrent. The police force hopes to use more of these in the future.