Update: Car-Smash "Blog Bust" in Vain?
As we reported Friday, concerned bloggers of Dumbo brought attention to local thug Darren Stone, whom they thought responsible for a number of area car break-ins. Cops linked Stone to one smash-and-grab via DNA (!) and picked him up last week. The Sunday New York Post hailed the "Blog Bust" ("Online Sleuth Halts Car Smash-In Spree").
It appears the Post jumped the gun. Though Stone's at Rikers, "several residents continue to report break-ins on early Sunday morning," says Dumbo NYC. A commenter at Dumbo/Vinegar Hill Patrol writes, "There needs to be more of a real deterrent." Maybe it's time for Death Wish 6: Broken Windows Theory.