Bait Car

CRIME & INVESTIGATION – Fridays from 1 June, 7.00pm

A shadowy figure walks past an unattended automobile. It’s unlocked. The engine is running. No owner in sight. Without hesitation, the perpetrator climbs into the driver’s seat and speeds off, thinking he has evaded punishment. Unfortunately for him, a hidden video camera has been installed on the dashboard and a nearby police force has been watching his every move. The suspect has been caught. With the press of a button, the officers shut down the vehicle. The suspect is arrested on the spot and led away in handcuffs. He has been snared with a Bait Car.

CRIME & INVESTIGATION – Thursdays from 30 July, 11.00pm

Bait Car returns with a brand new series. Using high-tech hidden dashboard cameras and sophisticated satellite trackers, Bait Car provides a front row seat to the reactions of car thieves who are playing a real life game of ‘Grand Theft Auto! A ‘bait car’ is a vehicle used by police to catch car thieves red-handed. Authorities leave an unattended car parked on a street or in a car park, sometimes with the keys left in the ignition. A GPS tracking device is attached to the car and a hidden dashboard video camera records the thief’s every move. After a few minutes of a seemingly successful joy ride, the bad guy’s trip ends when police shut down the engine via a remote control. Bait Car is an action-packed ‘fly-on-the-dashboard’ observational documentary series that gives viewers a bird’s eye view from inside a stolen car during the actual theft. In addition to recording the theft and the subsequent police arrest, the hidden cameras also provide a revealing insight into the minds of car thieves, as these specially equipped cars capture every nervous glance, ecstatic laugh and bone-headed conversation from the moment the car is stolen to the inevitable bust by the police. This is an entertaining series and powerful deterrent to joy riders and professional car thieves alike.

CRIME & INVESTIGATION – Sunday 25 January, 7.00pm

Using high-tech hidden dashboard cameras and sophisticated satellite trackers, Bait Car provides a front row seat to the reactions of car thieves who are playing a real life game of ‘Grand Theft Auto! A Bait Car is a vehicle used by police to catch car thieves red-handed. Authorities leave an unattended car parked on a street or in a car park, sometimes with the keys left in the ignition. A GPS tracking device is attached to the car and a hidden dashboard video camera records the thief’s every move. After a few minutes of a seemingly successful joy ride, the bad guy’s trip ends when police shut down the engine via a remote control. Bait Car from Court TV is an action-packed ‘fly-on-the-dashboard’ observational documentary series that gives viewers a bird’s eye view from inside a stolen car during the actual theft. In addition to recording the theft and the subsequent police arrest, the hidden cameras also provide a revealing insight into the minds of car thieves, as these specially equipped cars capture every nervous glance, ecstatic laugh and bone-headed conversation from the moment the car is stolen to the inevitable bust by the police. Bait Car is an entertaining series and powerful deterrent to joy riders and professional car thieves alike.