He looks big, stern, and strong but he’s really just a light weight.
In fact, he’s made of cardboard.
The fake officer was put there in an effort to curb the on-going thefts and damage at the Alewife MBTA subway and bus station in Cambridge, Massachusetts and so far, it’s working.
Deputy Chief Robert Lenehan told Fox News the fake cop, along with video cameras and locks have cut bike thefts by nearly 70%.
The paper officer is also a huge money saver.
Lenehan estimates it would cost the city $200,000 a year if they had a flesh and blood officer watch the area full-time.
The cutout is a picture of a real cop, MBTA Officer David Silen.