ATHENS, Ga. – Police in Georgia say they used a GPS device hidden inside a Teddy bear to track down the toy and apprehend a suspect in the theft.
Athens-Clarke County police say Mid-Atlantic Clothing Recycling had recently been experiencing thefts of clothing from its collection bin at Georgia Square Mall.
The Athens Banner-Herald (http://bit.ly/1tJP2dZ ) reports that a company manager concealed the GPS device inside the bear, placed it in a bag of clothing and tossed it into the collection bin.
Around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, the manager called police to report that the teddy bear was on the move. Police said the manager worked with the officer to update the stuffed animal's location, and a 55-year-old man was stopped and charged with theft by taking, a misdemeanor.
Information from: Athens Banner-Herald, http://www.onlineathens.com