With the help of Ian Ball, British police are entering the animation age this week in a bid to get the car crime prevention message across to young people.
[Ian's] "Car Thief Keith" features a character called Keith who attempts to break into a car. When he breaks the window, a variety of weapons spring out of the boot and Keith is stopped in his tracks.
There are three different versions of the cartoon, each seeing Keith meet his end in a different way â€“ by an AVSOM wackomatic, a plasma cannon or a freeze gun.
Viewers are reminded that this is a cartoon and you can't really buy a plasma cannon to protect your car but all you need to do is remove all property and lock your car and you won't have to - it will be safe from thieves.
Here's Car Thief Keith - Episode 1 (Plasma Cannon):
The press release can be viewed here.
And, there's a website banner available here.