Caught On Video: Police Use Surveillance Video to Solve Rash of Car Thefts; Shocking Video of a Killer Whale Attack Helps Scientists Understand the Marine Predators

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In this week's Caught On, the popular website explores how video can help solve mysteries: three separate surveillance videos help police close in on unexplained car thefts, and amateur video helps marine biologists understand the enigma of the Orca's aggressive behaviour towards great white sharks.

Caught On Magazine for July reveals shocking video of a killer whale attack.

The shocked mom plays back home surveillance video to reveal the unlikely hero cat who saved her child. The video reveals a hurtling grey shape as the cat streaks into view, literally tackles the dog, knocking it off the boy...

Caught On Magazine demonstrates how surveillance and amateur video is helping police, scientists and even distraught moms solve out-of-sight mysteries. The hidden camera allows investigators to solve the unsolved, see the unseen.

In a series of three features, Caught On demonstrates how police used surveillance video to solve a mysterious car theft spree, and separately how scientists are using tourist videos to help them understand the peculiar antagonism between two of the ocean's behemoth killers. In a final feature, video reveals to a mom how her precious child was attacked—and rescued.

"Killer Whales: Friend or Foe? These 'Friends of Man' Terrify Spectators When They Kill a Great White Shark"

Dolphins and killer whales—family-related—appear to hate all sharks with a near-fanatical zeal. Unlike most mammals and fish, they don’t fear great whites. There are many documented cases of dolphins rescuing humans from shark attacks. Is this a noble characteristic, a love of humans, or a natural instinct to fight their enemy the shark? Biologists study tourist and documentary footage of dramatic attacks by Killer Whales on Great White Sharks.

In this video, a recent display of fury, fortunately directed at a great white shark, is breathtaking in its ferocity. Yet for all their predatory instincts, Orcas are not known as human-killers, with extremely rare exceptions by Orcas in captivity.

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"Tara the Cat Rescues Four-Year-Old from Vicious Dog"

A mother rushes to the aid of her child, bleeding profusely from a dog attack. Later, the shocked mom plays back home surveillance video to reveal the unlikely hero cat who saved her child. The video reveals a hurtling grey shape as the cat streaks into view, literally tackles the dog, knocking it off the boy, and chases him off the property.

Footage like this, valuable for both peace of mind and investigative purposes, is increasingly showing up on the internet, due in large part to inexpensive do-it-yourself home surveillance services such as iWatchLife.

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"Security Video Helps Police Solve New Mystery: Rash of Unexplained Car Thefts Coast to Coast"

Video monitoring has been credited with preventing theft, solving crimes and helping authorities prosecute criminals, but now security video has helped police solve a great mystery. An auto crime spree—"hitting from New York to LA,” according to CNN— had police baffled. The target automobiles were almost always protected by security alarms. The thieves were in and out quickly and frequently, leaving police perplexed.

Police solved the conundrum thanks to video surveillance cameras, including a dash camera installed by an enterprising car owner to protect his automobile. In a CNN report, “Mystery Car Thefts Stump Police,” we see thieves walk right up to locked and alarm-protected cars, point what appears to be a little black box, and then open the doors. No muss, no fuss. As easy as using the owner’s key fob.

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Caught on video! Caught On zine showcases those special, fun, scary, candid, freaky moments captured by home and business security cameras, street cameras, surveillance videos or cell-phones.
Pervasive cameras have changed our world. We are more secure today because of them. We also capture more of life’s treasured moments thanks to cameras everywhere. Our phones have cameras. Street corners, stores, businesses and subways all have them. Increasingly, more and more homes have them—and not just at the door for security, but throughout the house.

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