Domestic Abuse with a High Tech Twist

A woman’s estranged husband hid a cell phone in her car’s dashboard. It wasn’t an ordinary cell phone for ordinary use though.

The cell phone was wired so that it would charge off her car’s battery. And turn on when the ignition was turned on.

The phone transmitted its location to a website where the husband could obtain it.

The phone also accepted incoming calls, so that the husband could hear what went on in the car.

When police arrested the husband in his home, they found keys to his wife’s new house locks, and printouts obtained from spyware planted on her computer.

This is the modern face of stalking and domestic abuse.

Read more in this Washington State HeraldNet article: As stalkers go high-tech, victims must keep up.