Pharmacies Using New Technology To Deal With Dangerous Criminals

UNIONDALE, NY (CBSNewYork) – After the horrific and deadly pharmacy massacre in Medford, Long Island store owners are looking for ways to protect their employees and customers.

WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall On The Story

A small pharmacy in Uniondale has just installed a new DNA intruder tagging system.

“It uses a plant-derived, a botanical DNA mark, and it can be used to associate any criminal with any particular crime,” said James Hayward of Applied DNA Sciences.

Hayward said it is almost like when a bank is getting robbed, the teller presses a silent alarm.

In this case a button is pressed and the safe DNA is sprayed onto the thief. It is so light that the suspect never knows.

Emergency Button for Smart DNA System - Uniondale, NY - Feb 16, 2012 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Emergency Button for Smart DNA System - Uniondale, NY - Feb 16, 2012 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

It costs about $2,200 to install the system.

“You can track the person who is robbing. So, it improves the security, and it’s almost invisible, ” said St. Sen. Kemp Hannon.

He says that the criminal’s clothing and even the stolen pills will be coated in the substance, making it easier to convict.


One Comment

  1. Jango says:

    If you’re a pharmacist these days, having a personal firearm is minimum protection. Oxycodone and some of the harder narcotics are the real problem. Time for some homeopathic rememdies like herbal tea.

  2. Robert Howkin says:

    For about $1000, the store owner can be the proud owner of a colt 1911. For about $300, a 12 ga. pistol grip shotgun will protect the store.

  3. Bullett says:

    The only solution to the pollution of crime; carry your own .45!

    1. Bullett says:

      Better yet, make that a .44 Magnum

  4. teetotaler says:

    who dreamed up this hoax?

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