Gym Manager Booby-Traps Locker To Catch Thief

Thieves have been breaking into gym lockers and stealing wallets at Vida Fitness in Washington, D.C. So manager Chris Kopp posted a sign reminding people about the surveillance cameras in the locker room, then went further, slapping a flimsy lock on one locker and rigging it so flour would poof out on the person who opened it. It worked.

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Good morning. I'm David Greene. Thieves have been breaking into gym lockers and stealing wallets at Vita Fitness in Washington, D.C., so manager Chris Kopp posted a sign reminding people about the surveillance cameras in the locker room. But as NBC 4 reports, Kopp went further. He slapped a flimsy lock on one locker and rigged it so flour would poof out on the person who opened it. Sure enough, a would-be thief took the bait and got covered in flour. Did that make it a white collar crime? You're listening to MORNING EDITION.

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