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(Wisconsin State Journal)   Wisconsin man all butthurt over police putting a tracking device on his car to stop him from breaking into houses. (insert sound of tiny violin here)   ( host.madison.com) divider line
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2013-02-07 02:23:12 PM  
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fredklein: Yogimus: wildcardjack: So, if I find an unidentified object attached to my vehicle and call in the bomb squad do I get in trouble for

a) filing a false report
b) destruction of police property
c) interfering with an ongoing investigation
d) all of the above

yes exactly none of that will happen.

You sure?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/8881835/Suspicious-wife-sparks - bomb-scare-with-tracking-device-under-husbands-car.html
Ambulances and fire engines rushed to the usually quiet area braced for a possible explosion as police hastily cordoned off sidestreets to isolate a suspected bomb under a £40,000 sports car.

It therefore came as a relief - of sorts - when it emerged that the source of the panic was not a terror plot or a mafia hit - but a suspicious wife with a lively imagination.

Police were stunned to discover that the suspicious flashing object which sparked the alert was in fact a tracking device fitted by a local businessman's car by his wife to find out whether he was having an affair.

A California student got a visit from the FBI this week after he found a secret GPS tracking device on his car, and a friend posted photos of it online.
The agent who initially spoke with Afifi identified himself then as Vincent and told Afifi, "We're here to recover the device you found on your vehicle. It's federal property. It's an expensive piece, and we need it right now."..."We're going to make this much more difficult for you if you don't cooperate."
"We have all the information we needed," they told him. "You don't need to call your lawyer. Don't worry, you're boring. "

Which raises the question- if he was so boring, why were they tracking him to begin with?

Anyway, while neither of these has the person getting in trouble (although a case could be made regarding the FBI threatening you), it's certainly possible

A question: Why does the tracking device has to have a blinking light?  Why not make the thing looks like it belongs there, instead of a corny movie prop?
2013-02-07 11:25:56 AM  
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2013-02-07 10:55:36 AM  
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You think the perp would have noticed the Warrant on his car.
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