Suspected car thief foiled by dog’s GPS collar

PASADENA, CA — A stolen dog was rescued using a GPS collar, the Pasadena Police Department announced Wednesday.

Authorities said a car was stolen from the 1000 block of East Union Street last week. The thief also left with Kazoo, a dog inside the car who had a GPS collar.

“What our suspect did not know was that the victim’s canine companion had a special collar that could provide us with the GPS location of not only the dog but also the suspect and the stolen vehicle,” police said in a statement. social media post. .

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Officers from the Pasadena and Los Angeles Police Departments used the GPS signal from Kazoo’s collar to follow the car near the border between El Segundo and Los Angeles.

Authorities conducted a traffic stop on the car near the 105 Freeway and Imperial Highway and arrested a man, Pasadena police said.

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Kazoo and the car were found safe and sound, according to police.

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