Karen and I went to the new Target in Salt Lake today to buy a random assortment of things. Walking in to the store, I saw what looked like a Segway from an angle, but when I looked closer I noticed it was a stand-and-ride tricycle. Painted on the side were the words ASSETS PROTECTION. The Target name and logo were prominently featured on the vehicle. Actually, it's probably easier for me to just show you:
And from another angle:
I found this vehicle amazingly hilarious. It made me think of Gizmoduck from Duck Tales. Also, the thought of store security chasing someone down on this thing is a hilarious thought. Could you run faster than it? It looks street capable, but it was not equipped with license plates, so I imagine they aren't going to be taking it for a spin on Salt Lake Blvd.
As I stood there taking pictures of it, people chuckled or ignored me. I cannot be the only person who finds this vehicle both hilarious and ridiculous at the same time.
And, Assets Protection? It guess it sounds a little more intimidating than Loss Prevention.