LA Police Turn to an Adhesive GPS Dart to Lasso the Getaway Car

Los Angeles, car capital of the country, is notorious for its epic police chases. OJ-style pursuits may make for exciting TV, but the fatality statistics are sobering: Police chases kill, on average, one Californian every week. Now the Virginia-based company StarChase has proposed a safer way to catch fast-moving crooks — shoot GPS homing devices like darts and stick them to the back of fleeing vehicles. Instead of a frantic pursuit, an officer eases off the chase and lets police headquarters track the suspect by computer. Police can then move in for a calmer arrest

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