Police warn families against car decals

Police say the stickers can reveal too much information about family members. (5/17/14)

HICKSVILLE - Stick figure decals depicting family members on the back windows of cars could pose a safety issue, according to police across the country.

The stickers show the amount of family members and pets, but some go further, depicting hobbies and sports parents and children are interested in.

Police say the stickers can make people a target for criminals as they reveal a lot of information about family members.

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Some families on Long Island have opted to not put any stickers on their car anymore. "I didn't think we had to advertise everything," says Hicksville resident Teresa Von Reine.

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