Armored Truck With Cameras Will Roam St. Pete Neighborhoods

By: Steve Nichols, FOX 13 Pinellas Bureau Reporter
My Fox Tampa Bay
Nov. 12, 2012

ST. PETERSBURG (FOX 13) - Coming soon to a St. Petersburg neighborhood near you: an armored truck that you cannot miss and that cannot miss you, at least not with the four cameras mounted behind bullet-resistant glass, pointed in all four directions.

The exterior is wrapped in an industrial design featuring very large eyeballs and the words "St. Petersburg Police," all in the department's green and gold colors.

"This is exactly what I wanted," city council member Karl Nurse declared, after watching Major Jorges Sotolongo pull up the cameras images on an iPad, "It's high profile enough you put it in a drug location or a prostitution location and it will discourage the customers from coming, they'll just keep moving."



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