Now entering Tiburon. Please get your license plates ready for their close-up


If you're a thief with a car, you may want to steer clear of Tiburon, Calif. As tantalizing a target as Tiburon may be -- its median home price is $2.62 million, and Forbes ranks it as the 26th-wealthiest zip code -- the Bay Area enclave may become the first U.S. city to install cameras to photograph the license plates of every car that enters and leaves town.

"I think it makes the community safe," Michael Cronin, Tiburon's police chief, said Wednesday, after the Town Council voted 4-0 to go ahead with the surveillance program, slated to go live within six months, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. But the exclusive waterfront hamlet 17 miles north of San Francisco could set a dangerous precedent, privacy experts warn.