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entrapment /ɪnˈtrapm(ə)nt , , ɛnˈtrapm(ə)nt/

▸ noun [mass noun] the state of being caught in or as in a trap:

the feeling of entrapment grows as the roads close and the power goes out

nerve entrapment often occurs in throwing sports.

▪ the action of tricking someone into committing a crime in order to secure their prosecution:

his style of investigation constitutes entrapment.


investigation /ɪnˌvɛstɪˈɡeɪʃ(ə)n /

▸ noun [mass noun] the action of investigating something or someone; formal or systematic examination or research:

he is under investigation for receiving illicit funds.

▪ [count noun] a formal inquiry or systematic study:

an investigation into fresh allegations of malpractice

a murder investigation.


investigational adjective

– ORIGIN late Middle English : from Latin investigatio(n-), from the verb investigare (see investigate).

Looks like entrapment to me. LAPD might better use their time investigating their unsolved burglaries and murders, but what do I know.

The threat of an Uber/Lyft driver is probably more important.