How A Stolen GPS System Was Tracked Down By Cops
Steal a GPS system. Get Lost. And call cops. Get the idea? Well, you will in a few seconds right after I tell you one of the most bizarre story in the history of stealing.
Here’s what happened: A 24-year-old Andrew called 911 in the middle of the night to get help. You see, he was lost and thought the wild hogs were chasing him.
What happened next was the police arrived and arrested him!
Why? What did he do? Thought you’d never ask.
Just before calling cops for help, Andrew did something terrible. He stole a GPS system from a vehicle. Not only that, but he also stole mobile phones and earrings from a home in Davenport. And few hours later Andrew is lost and couldn’t get his exact location, so he makes a call asking for help.
But he wasn’t arrested for theft. Andrew already had an open warrant for driving with a suspended license. The cops arrived in no time to help him, checked his bag and found out the vehicle GPS system.
This GPS device was turned ON and it pointed to the home address, clearly indicating something was wrong. It was then the cops realised the address matched to the one of the family that were victim of a burglary. The family reported someone stole the car’s GPS system and were seeking immediate help.
From the Independent news:
“We have had people with warrants call us to turn themselves in before, but it’s unusual for someone with an active warrant, who just burgled a car, to get lost and call us for help,” Grady Judd, Sheriff of Polk County said.
“In his defense, it does get pretty dark out on Deen Still Road in the middle of the night,” he added.
It’s a tricky situation when a GPS device that helps you obtain location and directions goes missing. The power of GPS technology didn’t help, but it was Andrew’s own fault (and fear) that got him arrested.
With the advancement of technology, we are witnessing increase in gadget theft but at the same time we see people and organization use technology to monitor their devices. Take, for example, this company that used GPS navigation system to find their stolen truck.