Stupid Crime of the Week Award: Stolen GPS Devices Lead Police to Long Island Suspects

 

Note to thieves: Do not steal GPS devices. By their definition they are a  Global Positioning Dumb_crookSystems used to determine locations. This warning was obviously not heeded by three thieves in Long Island, NY who stole 14 GPS devices from the Town of Babylon Public Works garage in Lindenhurst, NY. Of course once the Public Works Department realized their GPS’ were stolen, they turned on their GPS system and it showed that one of the devices was inside an individuals home. Needless to say the police were on their way to investigate.

According to Suffolk County police, the GPS devices were stolen Monday night from the Town of Babylon Public Works garage in Lindenhurst. The town immediately tapped its GPS system, and it showed that one of the devices was inside a house. Police said that when they arrived there, Kurt Husfeldt, 46, had the device in his hands.

Husfeldt was charged with criminal possession of stolen property. His 13-year-old son also was arrested on grand larceny charges.

Making matters even worse for these not so bright criminals was the fact that they had no idea  what the  GPS devices were. The thieves thought they were stealing cell phones. Brilliant.

(Hat Tip Klaas)

Posted January 20, 2007 by
Bizarre, Crime | 3 comments


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    3 Responses to “Stupid Crime of the Week Award: Stolen GPS Devices Lead Police to Long Island Suspects”

    1. Patti on January 20th, 2007 2:35 pm

      Way to “Home” in on those crooks!

    2. Observer on January 20th, 2007 4:34 pm

      Thats pretty dumb.. But this is the one of the worst I have ever seen.. A sexual predeter pretending to be 12. Then the 2 old men were upset when they learned they had sex with a 29 yr old and not a 123 year old.. LMAO!!

      http://www.cnn.com/2007/LAW/01/19/sex.ruse.ap/index.html

    3. Scared Monkeys on January 20th, 2007 10:39 pm

      Observer … saw that story … will be posting on it tomorrow.

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