Teddy bear cracks Athens theft case

Thursday, June 5, 2014 7:11 AM
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ATHENS, Ga. — Police say they used a GPS device hidden inside a Teddy bear to track down the toy and apprehend a suspect in the theft.

Athens-Clarke County police said that Mid-Atlantic Clothing Recycling had recently been experiencing thefts of clothing from its collection bin at Georgia Square Mall.

The Athens Banner-Herald reports a company manager concealed the GPS device inside the bear, placed it in a bag of clothing and tossed it into the collection bin.

Around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, the manager called police to report that the teddy bear was on the move, headed toward Timothy Road. Police said the manager worked with the officer to update the stuffed animal’s location, and a 55-year-old man was stopped and charged with theft by taking, a misdemeanor.

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nocnoc
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nocnoc 06/05/14 - 08:15 am
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GPS tracking is cheap

For under $100 and then $15 a month people (husbands, Wives, and bosses) can track any thing large enough to house a 4"x2" device with 100 hour battery transmitting a location every few mins.

BTW: want your own PRIVATE Video Surveillance Drone for under $500?

http://sellout.woot.com/offers/dji-phantom-fc40-uav-drone-quadcopter-1?r...

Electronics are now as cheap as our right to privacy.

STINGRAY is one such example:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/06/05/us_escalates_stingray_secrecy_ba...

Dixieman
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Dixieman 06/05/14 - 09:18 am
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Now THAT

is clever and good police work! Kudos for creativity.

Darby
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Darby 06/05/14 - 03:57 pm
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My kids are grown and gone now,

but if they were still coming up, given the world we live in today....

I'd have GPS trackers in their phones and in every car I owned.

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AutumnLeaves 06/05/14 - 10:39 pm
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Teddy Bear cracks the case.

Teddy Bear cracks the case. Teddy Roosevelt would be proud. I know we won't hear all the creative solutions used to solve cases for obvious reasons, but hearing about the Teddy Bear caper will make a lot of people smile. Well, except for the thief of course. He should be ashamed of himself and he certainly must be embarrassed.

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