TROOPER TRAP was invented by Alan Beaty, an Oklahoma state law enforcement officer who arrested a prisoner in October 2000 for outstanding felony warrants and false impersonation. The prisoner was handcuffed behind her back and seatbelted in the front passenger seat of the patrol unit. While dealing with another subject and attempting to inventory the vehicle, the prisoner slipped out of the handcuffs, unbuckled the seatbelt, got into the driver's seat of the patrol car and sped away. A short high speed chase ensued with speeds of over 100 mph, the prisoner crashed the patrol unit (which was 3 weeks old) and attempted to flee on foot. After a short hunt, Beaty arrested the prisoner again. After the ordeal, Beaty researched and noticed a large number of escapes situations similar to his in different states and around the world. Beaty knew affixing prisoners to fixed objects even if the object is a vehicle, was against most every department's policy. The seatbelt was the key. A prisoner could not get out of the patrol car, steal it, or damage it without releasing the seatbelt. A working proto-type was designed and installed on the front and rear seats of a patrol unit with complete success. During the first week of installation, two separate escape attempts were foiled. TROOPER TRAP was born.