Seattle: Wheelers and Dealers

Wheelers and Dealers

The woman was just completing a heroin sale in Seattle when from around the corner whooshed a couple of cops mounted on bicycles. They quickly arrested the suspected drug dealer, called for a patrol car and had her hauled off to jail. In the woman's purse was a letter from a friend warning her to keep an eye peeled for cops on bikes.

Like scores of other cities, Seattle (which came up with the idea first) has found that its pedal-pushing patrol has become, in the words of Officer Paul Grady, "quite the urban crime fighter." Wheeling rugged 18-speed mountain bikes...

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