Back in the 70’s and 80’s psychologists were talking about “tough love” for your kids who were unruly and out of control. This method used consequences to actions, sometimes not very pleasant consequences.
Obviously, the Denver Police Department in Colorado took a page out of this book and applied it to a sex offender, Balazs Toth. He plead guilty to criminal attempt to commit sexual assault on a child.
The police confiscated his 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse, a fine looking car, that he drove to a fast food restaurant where he was planning to have sex with a 14 year old. Just the other day, his fine looking confiscated car was sent to the crusher.
What a public statement to send to sex offenders. The police will confiscate your car and crush it so you won’t use it again. This is legal according to Denver’s Public Nuisance Abatement Unit. The unit filed civil charges against the car in accordance to a 1994 ordinance. This ordinance allows police to target things described as, “any parcel of real property, personal property, or motor vehicle on or in which any of the following illegal activity occurs, or which is used to commit, conduct, promote, facilitate, or aid the commission of or flight from any of the following activities.” Sex offenders were added to the nuisance abatement unit’s list five years ago.
Investigators think this is the first time that police have crushed a car belonging to a sex offender. However, police did comment that there might be more coming in the future.