Owner finds his stolen SUV with help from Google Earth


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Sometimes playing around with Google Earth actually yields something productive.

A man in George County, Mississippi, who prefers to remain anonymous, was using the virtual globe and mapping system to survey his property this past Sunday when he spotted what he thought was an unauthorized shooting house on his property. He went to look into it and found an SUV parked in the middle of the nearby hunting grounds.

Ben Brown, a lieutenant detective with the Sheriff's Department of George County, met with the man to investigate the SUV further.

 Though the Sheriff's Department had already arrested a woman for the stolen vehicle using two eyewitness accounts, they couldn't progress much further without the stolen car itself.

"Now that we have the truck, we can pursue the prosecution," said Brown.

So how does a car get mistaken for a building? Brown said that the gray hood of the SUV looked like the tin roof of a shooting house. "You couldn't see that it was part of a vehicle," he said.

The vehicle itself was found deep in hunting territory. Brown estimated that it was parked about 70 yards from the nearest road.

"Honestly, it looked like it was dropped from the sky," he said. "I couldn't tell how exactly it got there, and I've never seen anything like it in my 12 years of law enforcement."

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Xerino

hmmm... I doubt this is real, google earth satellite images arent live, I mean I have googled my old address and its image shows a car in my old parking lot from 3 years ago. and this guy is in Mississippi, I really doubt the images out there are less than a year old.

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"Honestly, it looked like it was dropped from the sky," he said. "I couldn't tell how exactly it got there,

 

 

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+E.Worm Jimmy

What?   none of the imagery is live, is it????

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neowin1338

Well.. actually it doesnt matter that it is not live since it has been there for quite some time. also the guy didnt find HIS SUV but some SUV looking on his property. That SUV is now used to prosecute the supected woman to have stolen a SUV one day in the past

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