Friday, October 8, 2010

Student finds tracking device on his car; FBI demands it back

Slow day on the creativity front, so thought I would share this with yall. Funny article, I would have kept it myself.

A Silicon Valley college student says the FBI confronted him and threatened to "make things difficult" for him if he didn't hand over a GPS tracking device he found on his car, says a report at

Yasir Afifi, a 20-year-old marketing student at Mission College who is partially of Egyptian extraction, said he found the device last Sunday when he took his car to a mechanic, and saw wires sticking out of the underside, near the exhaust pipe.

He told Wired he had "done nothing to merit attention from authorities."

A friend of Afifi's, identified only as Khaled, posted pictures of the device to, where a user quickly identified it as a Guardian ST820 tracking unit, manufactured by Cobham, which, according to Wired, only sells the device to law enforcement agencies.

As Afifi and Khaled pondered a number of plans for the device -- including selling it on Cragslist or attaching it to another car -- the FBI showed up, admitted it had planted the device, and demanded it back, Afifi told Wired.

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  1. Big Brother is everywhere. Another fine example of why the 2nd Amendment is so important. Uh oh! I just made the site a little political. Whoops!

  2. DarkSock, always pees in horse's butts.
    This story sounds like more government spying unlawfully on its citizens.

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