Parking scooter scans for stolen cars

Sacramento police officers are now using a high-tech scooter to help them find stolen cars.

Using infrared cameras, GPS and license plate recognition software, the scooter’s computer can tell cops everything about your parking habits.


“It tells us the time the vehicle was first seen there. It tells us the zone,” comments Parking Enforcement Officer Shawn Bartosh.

At 15 mph, officers can now scan about 1,000 cars an hour. A list of stolen cars has been added to the scooter’s software to instantly notify the officer when it spots a stolen plate.

“We’re driving by, and it runs those numbers through the hot list. We dispatch to the police department, and they come and take care of it,” Bartosh added.

Via Jalopnik WPBF News.