Los Angeles street gangs are behind brazen robberies in which people are followed home from fancy locations, stripped of a fortune in jewelry or other goods and sometimes shot, police said Tuesday.
At least 17 gangs, most of them based in South Los Angeles, have independently staged robberies, sometimes using spotters to target people wearing high-end watches or driving expensive cars, Capt. Jonathan Tippet, who spearheads an LAPD “follow-home robbery” task force, told the city Police Commission.
As many as five carloads of people have followed home some targets, swarming them to steal watches, handbags or cars before they have much of a chance to resist, Tippet said.
Am I the only one who thinks about renting a super car, wear fake ostentatious jewelry and lead one of these caravans of “yutes” into a nice ballistic behavior modification area filled with friend with the appropriate toys?
I know hunting criminals over bait is illegal.
By the way, tell me again why I do not need a semi auto rifle with several high-capacity magazines?