Volume 12, Issue 1 - January/February 2008
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Film in the News
Compiled from News Reports Around the World
Window film is a popular item among consumers and, as such, stories about it pop up almost every day in newspapers across the world. The Window Film staff has compiled a few on this page that we found interesting. To submit articles that you see in consumer publications or your own hometown press, please e-mail a link to the story to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail a copy of the article to Attn: Window Film magazine, P.O. Box 569, Garrisonville, VA 22463.
Sir Elton Was Here
Brereton agreed to lend his new car to the musician. When the car returned, the ticket price had risen a few thousand dollars after Sir Elton had window tint installed to ensure his privacy. Brereton admits, in the end, bragging rights cost much more than the tint job.
“I ended up paying nearly double for it, just so I could say I have the car Elton used in Townsville,” he told the Townsville Bulletin.
Uncle Sam Aids in Tint Crackdown
Ingle says thanks to a grant from Homeland Security, there’s been an aggressive crackdown on window tint violations in his jurisdiction. The grant allowed his department to purchase a high-tech tint meter and officers have been using it since October 2007. Ingle told news@norman, a local paper, that previously deputies did not have a reliable way to measure window tinting.
“I want to be able to see in that car and see peoples’ hands,” Ingle says. “It’s a safety issue for law enforcement.”
Tint Makes Burglar’s Necessity List
Rozzelle worked at Lenny’s Sub Shop, where he went into the store at night and stole money from the safe, according to his arrest report. He burglarized the business twice and ended up throwing the safe into a Pizza Hut dumpster.