Broward County Judge Orders Stalking Suspect to Wear a GPS Bracelet

Florida_GPS_stalker.jpgA Deerfield Beach man who is charged with aggravated stalking, violation of probation, and reckless driving has been ordered by a Broward County judge to wear a GPS device on his ankle so the courts can keep track of him. Gary R. Swanson, 56, is accused of attaching a magnetic tracking device to his ex-girlfriend’s Jeep so that he could show up wherever her car went.

Swanson was arrested last weekend and is being held without bail in the Broward County jail. Police say the man gave himself away by repeatedly telling his ex he knew where she was. He even left that information in voice messages, according to a police report.

On Saturday, after Swanson confronted his ex and a male friend in the parking lot of a restaurant, she called Lighthouse Point police and asked them to search her car for a tracking device.

Stalking suspect tracked ex-girlfriend with GPS, South Florida Sun Sentinel, April 27, 2009
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