City Buys “Anti-Crime Toilets” For Park

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Plagued by continued vandalism, crime and drug use at one of its parks, the city of Shoreline, Washington purchased $115,000 worth of single occupancy restrooms built to curb illegal acts, reports KIRO 7.

The stand-alone restrooms, named “Portland Loos” after the city by which they were developed, discourage criminal acts by allowing people standing outside of the space to see if more than one person is using the toilet area at the same time. A sort of restroom kiosk, the Portland Loo further discourages crime with graffiti-proof walls and open grating, according to the toilet’s developer.

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