- Lamb was walking along a North Hollywood street in the middle of the night last November when she spotted an unattended car — engine running, doors wide open — with 30 cartons of cigarettes in a Marlboro box on the passenger seat.
The story is questioning the high cost of the bait car program and the relatively low value of the criminals it catches, such as Lamb. It's an interesting question, and I think it should be asked.
That's not the real problem here, though.
- It comes too late to spare Elaine Lamb, but the bait car program has been discontinued by new Valley Commander Jorge A. Villegas.