Using bike baite to lure thieves

September 15, 2008 8:53:08 AM PDT
If a bike looks too tempting -- it could be a bait bike.

Police at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are going after bike thieves with some high-tech gadgetry.

Police are placing satellite tracking devices on bikes planted around campus.

Officers say they made 16 busts since they started using the GPS-equipped bait bikes in May.

The bikes were donated to the university by a local bicycle dealer.

He says bike thieves hurt his customers.