bait car

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bait car (plural bait cars)

  1. A vehicle used as a decoy by police to help apprehend car thieves, often equipped to be tracked by GPS and to be disabled remotely.
    • 2008, "Be careful what you steal," The Norman Transcript (Oklahoma), 7 Feb. (retrieved 29 Feb. 2008),
      The whole premise behind the police department's "bait car" program is to entice an auto thief to take the rigged automobile and get caught.