:(Los Alamitos, 1/20/2017) by Dave Emerson: In the last few days there has been a rash of truck tailgates being stolen in the Los Alamitos area.
The problem is that most tailgates are designed to be quickly removed. Javier Mejia, Vice Chair of Los Al’s Traffic Commission (& Los Al News reader), recommends a Tailgate Lock. (Click here for a Master Tailgate Lock available from Amazon for $15.85 with free 1 day shipping for Prime members.) These locks are designed to prevent removal of the tailgate, but still allow normal opening and closing of the tailgate.
According to Javier, this is becoming a nationwide problem. Additional solutions are described in this updated post from the Crime Prevention Guy.