Japanese thief uses GPS to track, steal rented cars


Finally, GPS working for the thief, rather than against him.

A Japanese car thief devised a clever little planto steal cars with the help of GPS. He had his two ex-wives (so you know he’s a gentleman) rent cars, often expensive ones. Then he’d plant a small GPS device inside the dashboard, after which he’d make a copy of the its key. Once the rental cars were returned, he was able to trace its exact location in the parking lot, use the copied key, and be on his merry way.

He had eight cars on him when he was arrested; he sold five other online.

Hats off to the gentleman.

via GPS Tracking Systems