CHICAGO (CBS) — A local doctor and his company have developed a new solution to help curb Chicago’s carjacking crisis.
It involves loud sirens, flashing strobe lights, and security cameras – all activated with a push of a button. It is a new system called the Yates Device.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Warming Trend Continues, Rain Chances Persist
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Sixty seconds later, the lights, sirens, and cameras go off.
“I know it’s real, because I’m a former carjacker. I know I’ve jacked six cars minimum,” said Tyrone Muhammad of Yates Enterprises. “If there was a device like Yates, I wouldn’t even attempt, because you don’t know which car has the device – it makes no sense.”MORE NEWS: At Least 31 People Wounded In Weekend Gun Violence In Chicago, 5 Killed
The Yates Device also includes a panic button inside the trunk in case a victim is abducted.