Jacked: Auto Theft Task Force
- 1 Season
Auto theft has been one of the most perpetrated crimes for several years now in the United States and Jacked: Auto Theft Task Force is a reality-based show focused on unearthing the criminals through a fleet of police officers and high-tech tracking devices. The show focuses, each episode, on a series of bate cars. These cars are traditionally, commonly stolen vehicles that are equipped with tracking devices and engine cut-off technology. To start off each episode the task force briefs the audience on the plan and the vehicle they have planted in the area. The force waits nearby for a perpetrator to take the bait, so to speak. Once the perpetrator has successfully taken the car the task force than follow the perpetrator, tracking the car along the way; following a pursuit the force cuts off the engine and keeps the perpetrator locked in the car until they are arrested. One of the most entertaining portions of the show is the excuses, lies and explanations that the perpetrators often come up with as to why they were in the car and what they were actually planning to do with the vehicle. The criminal is dutifully arrested following a discussion with the force and the cameras. Each episode of Jacked focuses on two or more instances of stolen vehicles; from the setup to the sting that eventually follows once an unwitting criminal takes the bait. Each segment is unique, but it includes many of the same task force members and technologies used to catch criminals in the act. Jacked: Auto Theft Task Force is one of several shows currently revolving on television schedules that focus on the baiting and catching of real-life criminals. The high stakes game of police work has long been a mystery to most people who aren't wearing the badge. Shows of this nature give the common citizen a look into the world of police work and, more interestingly, the inner workings of a criminal mind.