A car thief was left with glowing green eyes and looking like a radiation experiment gone bad. Yafet Askale, 28, got a face full of glow-in-the-dark spray paint when he broke into a vehicle parked in Harlesden, London. Police said the traceable liquid evidence was obvious, but Askale still denied breaking into a ‘trap car’ – which officers had set up as part of a sting operation against vehicle crime.
“The trap car forms part of an overall crime reduction strategy designed by SmartWater, which is an effective weapon in the armory of tools that we routinely use in Brent. We will continue to target those who are insistent on committing these types of offenses.”