Monday, August 17, 2009

Peoria Nuisance Van in the WSJ

One summer night, Chief Settingsgaard was pulling out of police headquarters when he did a double take. Rusting in a corner of the police parking lot was a hulking Brink's truck. It had been purchased -- for a dollar -- to use in emergencies but had yet to be pressed into service. The chief thought it could be the perfect nuisance-deterrence vehicle, seemingly indestructible and inarguably an eyesore.

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4 comments:

Carey said...

that. is. GENIUS.

Anne D. said...

No ACLU objections?

Eyebrows McGee said...

Since the homeowners mostly request it, or it's sitting outside abandoned nuisance properties, it's not doing a lot of looking into people's homes who DON'T want it there. Or so I understand.

Anonymous said...

It is a public street. There is no reasonable expectation of privacy. I suppose you could stretch an argument that the vehicle's presence decreases your property value without due process, but you would have a hard time proving damages.