Cell Phone Tracking Catches Teenage Burglars

November 4, 2010

Cell phones are incredibly powerful devices for people seeking to protect themselves and their families. It, however, is not as well known that cell phones are also great devices to get stolen – especially if they have GPS tracking application installed in them!

Check out this news story:

A parental tracking device in a cell phone led police to a burglary victim’s stolen belongings on Sunday, according to a police report.

A woman woke up around noon to find her Dell laptop computer and a Sprint cell phone missing from her dining room, according to the report.

She found a basement window forced openin at the home on Iowa Avenue near Davison Road.

The woman told police a parental GPS tracking system showed the phone was at a home on Hamilton Avenue.

Police went to the address, recovered the cell phone and computer and arrested two males, 18 and 15 years old for home invasion.

Poor teenage burglars. They did not realize that when one steals a cell phone it is generally a good idea to power it down or take out the battery so it cannot communicate with the cell phone provider. I guess there is a reason a lot of stupid people are in prison – they are the only ones dumb enough to get caught.

Source: http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2010/11/parental_gps_tracking_device_i.html

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