Putting The Brakes on Crime

Tulsa tries an innovative therapy to straighten out young offenders: install them in a squad car for a few months

As dusk fell on Tulsa's bustling Memorial Drive, Mike Hall, 14, was playing cop -- but the blue-and-white Gran Fury police car he was sitting in was no toy. The driver, patrolman Rick Coleman, had just hauled over a truck for driving without lights. As Coleman climbed out to question the trucker, his passenger couldn't resist temptation. He flicked on the car's red spotlight and played the beam up and down the side of a darkened warehouse.

Luckily for Hall, Coleman missed the antics. The kid and the cop are buddies, but Mike is also an auto thief who was sentenced...

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