Saturday Times: Steal this Camry
Their secret? Los Angeles Police Det. Frank Carrillo said they used "shaved keys" — plain car keys, which can be bought at a hardware store or junkyard, that are filed down — to pick door and ignition locks.
"If you shave the girth of a key, most often it will unlock a car," Carrillo said. When Contreras and Gonzales were arrested this week, they possessed more than 20 shaved keys, he said.
Here's a link directly to the Times story.
I'll bet the Mayor's glad he didn't go for a Camry.
As an aside here, I remember working for the City's libraries a few decades ago and there being nice debates about some branches ordering new books with titles like "How to Pick a Lock." It always seemed to Central like the branches in everyone's favorite Council District were the first to request these books...
But never mind that---please---back to the instant matter. Was this a good journalism practice, or no? Does the public's right to know what cars are easy to pick with shaved keys override the info spilled here? Should we make Ms. Cho an Honorary MayorSam Dum-Dum? I'll see ya in comments.