Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Cops recover stolen truck in less than 60 seconds. (I bet this will be an OnStar commercial pretty soon...)

Police recovered a stolen pickup truck less than a minute after it was reported missing thanks to an assist from the OnStar satellite tracking service.
The clock began ticking early Sunday when a man who had been gambling for seven hours at a casino in Biloxi, Miss., called Biloxi police and OnStar to report that his 2006 Chevrolet Silverado pickup had been stolen from the parking lot. An OnStar operator tracked the vehicle. As luck would have it, an officer was in the area and found the pickup parked outside a convenience store at 12:06:35 a.m., just 56 seconds after police learned it had been stolen, Foltz said.

The officer detained a passenger, but the driver apparently had run away as police arrived. From there things took a decidedly low-tech turn as a police dog tracked a suspect to a nearby used-car lot and latched its jaws onto his arm when he refused to surrender. Article here.



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