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Posted at 9:05 AM ET, 02/14/2011

Man sets up sting, catches thief: Report

By Allison Klein
Allison Klein

As reported by NBC4, a Fairfax man whose GPS unit was stolen from his car set up his own sting and caught the thief in a doughnut shop.

When he knew he had the right man, he gave his wife a secret code word and she called police. As a squad car pulled up, he told the unsuspecting thief, "Your ride's here, bro."

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By Allison Klein  | February 14, 2011; 9:05 AM ET
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It's brilliant and also really dangerous - if this guy has children, he's out of his #@#@ mind to put them at risk just to get his $100 GPS unit back. The thief knows where he lives...DUMB

Posted by: nativedc | February 14, 2011 12:27 PM | Report abuse

Now days I would have just let him go..he knows where you live and who you are. He could come back and kill him and without a witness he would get away...sad.

Posted by: shadon1 | February 14, 2011 2:09 PM | Report abuse

Ah, so you two prefer that we just let the cretin get away with it? The p*ssification of America continues. Bravo to this resourceful man. Job well done!

Posted by: lingering_lead | February 14, 2011 3:11 PM | Report abuse

I agree with lingering_lead. Stop being OK with being a victim. If he's breaking in cars trust me, his punk ass isn't going to kill anyone.

Posted by: CharismaSpeaks | February 14, 2011 3:35 PM | Report abuse

A good tip for the future: Never put your home address in your GPS system. Use a local business's address instead, for example, the corner gas station. Identify it as "Home." You know your way around your own town, and just in case your GPS is stolen, directions to your home won't be stolen.

Posted by: scrim1 | February 14, 2011 9:29 PM | Report abuse

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