posted on Jun, 1 2018 @ 01:25 AM
IDK about where you live but where I am there seems to be times where there are lots of convenience stores being robbed sometimes with a weapon
sometimes without. Amazingly with todays technology the video and pics of the perpetrator often do not offer much in the way of identification other
than the basic shape/height and sometimes race/skin color of the offender. Our local paper will show pics or video of the crime asking for help
identifying the person often for naught.
I was reading another thread and there was a person with last name Glitter and made me think back to some old days where some friends somehow found
themselves with glitter on their face, clothes, body (don't ask how..
). Anyone who has tried to get this stuff off of them knows it isn't
easy and it can show up a week later in hair, back of neck, etc.
So as the store keeper is often an employee and won't pull a gun (may be illegal to defend themselves in some countries), there could be a mechanism
above the entrance/exit of the establishment that releases a burst (air powered jet/burst) of glitter on the fleeing offender as the pass through the
door (triggered by clerk). I'm sure there could be some kind of adhesive that would allow it to actively stick to skin but not so much to itself
(possibly even if just static charge). So now you have a perp who's head & body is covered with glitter that is firmly adhered to every inch of them.
This would be a pretty difficult thing to explain to anyone you see and especially if you encounter law enforcement.
Maybe if someone, who will remain nameless - a very large young man from Missouri, had been covered in glitter after committing an offense at a
convenience store there would have been less question as to the events leading up to the tragedy that later occurred.
Even if the person doesn't encounter police while covered, they will probably run into someone else before they get it cleaned off and there would be
few other reasons to be in such a situation other than have recently perpetrated a robbery - thus making identification much more likely and less
false positives. This could greatly increase the probability of being caught after committing such a crime and greatly reduce net economic benefit of
such action while being a very inexpensive method of crime deterrence.
I guess this is kind of like a dye-pack for convenience stores but unfortunately it doesn't ruin the proceeds of the crime but it could still be
helpful. Does anyone think there would be an issue with using something like this or could the criminal sue the store for glitter bombing them?
edit on 6 1 2018 by DigginFoTroof because: (no reason given)
edit on 6 1 2018 by DigginFoTroof because: specified glitter