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Doh! (Aka 'A bad choice of things to steal....'

 
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LanceVE
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2003 10:32 am    Post subject: Doh! (Aka 'A bad choice of things to steal....' Reply with quote

"Hmm, should I steal that tracking device that reports in by radio?"
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s4xton
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2003 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haven't figured out what you're talking about, but it sounds interesting.

-Aaron
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Marsha and Silent Bob
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2003 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

s4xton wrote:
Haven't figured out what you're talking about, but it sounds interesting.


Someone stole a house-arrest prisoner's tracking unit. The tracking unit was followed and the theif was arrested. Not very smart Laughing

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LanceVE
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2004 2:23 pm    Post subject: Next in the series... Reply with quote

How about a GPS (& transmitter) equipped bicycle?

(I thought moving caches weren't allowed anymore! Wink )
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Centris
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2004 3:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Next in the series... Reply with quote

LanceVE wrote:
How about a GPS (& transmitter) equipped bicycle?

LOL -- my favorite part of that article is the last paragraph......
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"The remainder are usually impulsive thieves, sometimes students or youths -- and very often drunk -- who steal a bike to get home after their own was pinched."

So this means that 24,000+ bicycles are stolen annually in Amsterdam by drunken students who probably wake up the next day and wonder where that new bicycle came from and where is mine? Shocked
Wonder if this ever happens to Kitch and his car? Wink (kidding!!)
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Marsha and Silent Bob
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2004 3:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Next in the series... Reply with quote

Centris wrote:
Wonder if this ever happens to Kitch and his car? Wink (kidding!!)

Hehe. He probably just figures he left it/got it from a cache Wink

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rickrich
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2004 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where are they going to put the GPS receiver and location transmitter that it won't be easily found and become a target itself (by the smart thieves who disconnect the power first)? The only place I can think of is inside the tire.

Next year we will read about the rampant tire slashing problem in Amsterdam. "Druggies slashing bike tires for GPS receivers". Then, the truth will come out that the police never planted any GPS units at all, figuring that they would stage a couple of phony busts and after that the threat would be deterrent enough.
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Lyverbird
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2004 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What I want to know is; "How did thet get the braclet off the bad guy?" Isn't a removable one a bit Rolling Eyes silly?
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LanceVE
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2004 10:40 am    Post subject: Back to the original story... Reply with quote

WicketsWanderingPonyPatrol wrote:
What I want to know is; "How did thet get the braclet off the bad guy?" Isn't a removable one a bit Rolling Eyes silly?


It wasn't the bracelet... It was the bracelet's transponder station... The one that sends oput the alaram if the bracelet gets to far away..... Apparently in this system, they put all the expensive electronics (like the GPS) in the big box while they strap a cheap RFID unit onto the 'bad guy'....
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