GPS, Police Track Stolen Semi to Marion County
Police say a man who stole a semi tractor trailer thought he had gotten away, but didn't know authorities were tracking his every move the whole time.
Around 2:30 Saturday afternoon, the Elgin, Illinois Police Department contacted the Florida Highway Patrol to report a stolen semi. They told FHP the truck was being tracked by GPS, and the driver was traveling south on Interstate 75 in Alachua County approaching Marion County.
FHP sent out a "be-on-the-lookout" call with the truck's description and tag number.
Troopers spotted the truck and confirmed the tag number, and pulled him over on I-75, just south of State Road 40.
47-year-old Carlos Herrera Andrade, of Tampa, was booked into the Marion County Jail, where he faces charges of Grand Theft.
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