photo by repticzone.com
A jewelry store in Detroit, Michigan has “installed” a most unique security system. Scorpions!
As a temporary “attraction”, the store manager added scorpions to his jewelry cases. The customers apparently liked this touch so much (???) that the scorpions are now a permanent fixture.
Apparently the scorpions also deter theft. Although I don’t see why a determined criminal wouldn’t just wear thick gloves during the commission of the theft. I suppose the real deterrent is against the “casual” thief posing as a customer during regular business hours!!
It seems these cases would be the perfect environment for the scorps, as they have lots of bright light (to best show off the jewelry) and the items are displayed in platters of sand, silver, and turquoise within the case. Just like the desert!
Oh, the irony…something beautiful displayed with something scary.
There have been no robberies since the scorps were introduced…