Editor's Note: This article first appeared as a full-page spread in The State Press Volume 100, Issue 9
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Students may have noticed a fancy muscle car cruising the streets of Tempe recently.
The glossy black vehicle is outfitted with silver racing stripes, a custom grill, wheels and stereo system, but is also outfitted with the word “Police” on its trunk and running down its sides. It’s complete with emergency lights on top.
It’s Tempe Police’s custom 2010 Chevrolet Camaro and it didn’t cost a dime to acquire as it was seized using anti-racketeering law, said Detective Dan Brown of the department’s Crime Prevention Unit. Brown is one of only four people allowed to drive it.
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