Major retailers have created an army of 'surveillance' mannequins. They are calling them 'synthekins'.
If you have ever felt like a mannequin's eyes were following you, you will not be off base anymore. They will be installed with roving cameras that scan the store like an oscillating fan.
If they detect suspicious activity, an immediate alert will be sent to mall security who will swoop in with their billy clubs, intimidate, possibly brutalize, and question the potential thief. They consider this part of an anti-theft campaign of "Zero Tolerance for Suspicious Activity".
This is what is coming off the assembly line in a secret warehouse called SecurityBots, Inc.
They would not allow reporters from The Telepath Telegraph to photograph the heads, which are created separately, for fear of technology theft.
Rumor has it that the Synthekins DO have a vulnerability. It is possible to disable them with signal jamming equipment or by spraying any type of aerosol in their creepy eyes, but I don't think thieving any of these stores overpriced crap would be worth it.
If you would like to sign the petition to stop this infringement on our privacy, please contact the editors at the TT. Let thieves be caught, or not, the old fashioned way!!