Newport News Police hold car etching event

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – Newport News Police held a car etching service Saturday afternoon.

The event brought out more than 100 people to get personalized vehicle identification numbers, or VINs, put on their cars in an attempt to prevent car thefts.

“It’s for catalytic converter engraving and window etching, putting the VIN on the windows,” said Detective Antonia Love.

First, spray paint was put on people’s catalytic converters, followed by a VIN.

Love said different colors of the paint coincides with what part of Hampton Roads the car comes from.

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