December 30, 2007

"Home" Button Foils GPS Thief

By now, most GPS units have a "Home" button, which you can set to quickly navigate to your house from where ever you are. It's a nice innovation that can make life very easy. It can apparently also snag a thief.

In Amityville NY, police stopped a man on a bike and questioned him about the several items he was carrying, including a GPS. After giving evasive answers, the police checked the GPS and the address that was filed under the "Home" button. The man on the bike didn't live there, but the man at the "Home" address indicated that the GPS was his.... busted.

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Posted by Scott Martin at December 30, 2007 12:47 PM

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