A car in England was booby trapped with something called “Smart Water”. When a thief tries to enter, it spews this liquid that will shine green under a UV light.
Car thieves beware: breaking into the wrong ride could make you look like an old Gatorade ad.
Take 28-year-old Yafet Askale of London’s Harlesden area. He broke into a car near his home, stealing, among other things, a laptop computer. Unfortunately for poor Yafet, the car was a police plant, and the laptop was booty-trapped with a traceable liquid called SmartWater, a dye that’s visible only under ultraviolet light. Once activated, the computer’s anti-theft device sprayed the substance on Askale’s face and he was none the wiser.Police later found Askale in possession of the stolen property and arrested him. He denied the theft, but was later found guilty when police took his mug shot under UV light; the SmartWater liquid created neon flacks of light on Askale’s face not unlike when the Hulk sneezes on you.