Loosening lug nuts may sound like a prank. But loose lug nuts can also cause fatal wrecks, putting officers and civilians at risk. The Chicago Tribune reports at least four squad cars have been targeted.
Imagine being in high speed response mode and suddenly a front wheel comes off. What was a police car is suddenly converted into an uncontrolled missile. What if there's sidewalk crowded with kids nearby?
I came by the lug nuts story via Second City Cop blog. SCC is kind of raw, often un-vetted, window to what's happening in Chicago as the city counts down to NATO's visit. The comments that follow SCC posts are often the real eyeopeners.