gps tracking real estate signs

A Colorado real estate agent puzzled by missing signs now has an answer.  Every week, the realtor placed signs in a specific location and would return for them a few days later.  Each time, one or more of the real estate signs was missing.  First, opting for a video camera, the agent discovered that his signs were being plucked from the ground by a passerby driving through.

Then, taking things a step further, the agent placed more signs in the same location and equipped one with a GPS tracking system.  Using GPS tracking software, the tracking device was set to alert the agent when it sensed movement.   Within days, the tracker alerted the agent and he was able to trace the location of the GPS-equipped sign to a competitor’s garage.  The competitor claims he was only moving the sign from a location where it didn’t belong and did nothing wrong.  Charges are pending.