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Boynton Beach company says special spray may help catch criminals

Posted at 3:33 PM, Sep 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-13 17:16:53-04

PALM BEACH, Fla. — Repelling criminals with a spray. That's what a Boynton Beach company says they’re doing using what's called a Forensic Tagging System.

The company, CSI Protect, announced on Friday that Raptis Rare Books in Palm Beach will use the synthetic DNA spray technology.

Once triggered, the spray sticks to a suspect’s skin for four to six weeks and even longer on hard surfaces.

"Invariably there will be a crime committed. If that’s the case, the Palm Beach Police Department will have an additional tool a breadcrumb to identify the person who did steal something or burglarize a store," said Joe Maltese, a spokesperson for CSI Protect.

The company said the have documented a 40 to 86 percent reduction in crime in areas where the technology has been deployed.