Recommendation To Thieves: Don't Steal Prisoners' GPS Tracking Device

from the just-a-tip dept

Ah, stories of less than intelligent thieves are being adjusted for the technology world. Here’s a quick story of a thief who saw a high tech looking device on someone’s property and decided it must be worth something. Technically, he was right. What he failed to realize was that the device he pilfered was a GPS tracking device that was being used to monitor the whereabouts of a prisoner serving “home detention”. As soon as the device was moved, it alerted police, who showed up rather quickly. If you’re wondering why the device was outside at all, it’s because the tracking device the prisoner wears is a smaller device that simply transmits 100 feet to the main device, which indicates to police where it is.

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