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Sozzi: The New Ford Police Interceptor Car Is an Intimidating Animal

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Introducing the new Ford (F - Get Report) Interceptor:




Consider this scenario.  You're heading down the road and suddenly a police car is hugging your bumper with lights blaring. How did we NOT notice them hiding behind a bush, especially seeing as police tracking app Trapster is a download on the Apple (AAPL - Get Report) iPhone sitting on the passenger seat! Instantly, a tingling sensation of fear spreads from head to toe, and a wandering mind ensues - an ugly ticket that will cause higher monthly insurance payments is 15 minutes away.

However, unlike in yesteryear when cops would approach wrongdoers with wimpy looking cars that looked like they could be outrun, many police departments are wielding a secret weapon in 2014, a true beast on four wheels: the Ford (F - Get Report) Interceptor. Not only will the visual appearance of the vehicle, along with its blinding, flashing front bar lights freak you out during a pull over, the vehicle (the Interceptor's competitors are the Dodge Charger from Chrysler and the Caprice from General Motors (GM - Get Report)) is so visually intimidating that it makes you think twice about passing it doing 5mph over the speed limit on a busy highway. Obviously, this intimidation factor is the main point.

From a police perspective, the Ford Interceptor is their latest tool to keep the U.S. crime rate trending in the right direction, down. According to the latest available FBI data, overall crime fell in the first half of 2013. A couple key statistics:

  • Homicides: -7% from 2012
  • Violent crimes: -5%
  • Burglaries: -8%

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