There is no indication of how it was found. But there it was, a little black box on the bottom of a woman’s Jeep. It wasn’t factory installed and it wasn’t always there. And it was unknown what the purpose was.
Police were called. Fearing that the little box might be a bomb, 3 square blocks were evactuated around the Jeep. A shelter was set up to house the evacuated persons.
Two hours of safety precautions and preparation. Then the bomb squad moved in and used a robot to get a look at the device. It wasn’t a bomb. It was a GPS unit.
Police learned the woman was involved in a divorce with her husband. The husband had hired a private investigator and he admitted attaching the GPS device to the vehicle.
If an individual did this, it could possibly be called stalking. I am not sure how the fact that it is alleged to have been done by a private investigator would affect that. I did not see any indication that charges were being filed or even considered. But certainly it is likely to cause a lot of embarrassment for getting caught.
Also no indication as to who will be paying for two hours of fear for wife, 3 square blocks of persons evacuated, police department’s and the bomb squad’s time.
Just another “couple’s problem”.