Yesterday, at the end of my post, I talked about deterring theft at convenience stores and gas stations. Today I thought it was worth mentioning one of the plans that the Japanese have.
Behind the counter at every gas station, convenience store, and other similar establishment there is (at least) one ball filled with a permanent dye. The idea is that if someone comes into the store to steal or attempt to steal, the clerk should throw the ball of dye at them before they escape. That way the perp will be marked (for a good long time) with the incriminating dye.
A clever, non-violent, idea….don’t you think?
Perhaps next time I will tell you about the plan at school.