The Seattle Police Department has said it will start tweeting information about stolen vehicles, including year, make, model, paint color, body style and license plate number. The Twitter account will go by the name “Get Your Car Back.” In Twitterspeak, that’s @GetYourCarBack.
According to Seattle police, the number of stolen cars in the city has risen sharply in the past year, from 8.46 per day to 9.9, with more than 3,000 stolen through October.
This does not mean the police want Seattle residents to become Batman. Citizens who spot these vehicles should call 911 and not engage the driver in any way.
Seattle Police to Tweet Stolen Car Descriptions (Washington Post)