AirTag Hidden in Stuffed Animal Nabs Bar Thief

In Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, a thief was hitting a string of bars and restaurants, breaking into safes and stealing cash. One of the bars impacted was the Sneaky Beagle, and the location was burgled several times, leading the staff to set up a sting that involved an AirTag.

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As outlined by WMBF News, staff at the Sneaky Beagle opened up a stuffed animal, stuck an ‌AirTag‌ inside, and put the AirTag-and-animal combo into a decoy safe.

The thief, who turned out to be a 52-year-old man, took the bait and stole the safe. Police officers were able to track the ‌AirTag‌ to the thief's home, and he was able to be connected to multiple burglaries in the area. He was arrested and charged with nine counts of second-degree burglary.

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Top Rated Comments

Paddle1 Avatar
13 months ago
Sounds like the Sneaky Beagle live up to their name.
Score: 39 Votes (Like | Disagree)
surfzen21 Avatar
13 months ago

The guy broke into locations, picked up and stole their property, took it home and enjoy himself with it. How is that not a clear case of intent and repeat offending such that it isn't first-degree burglary?!
Because first-degree burglary in SC requires violence and a home.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Quu Avatar
13 months ago
The important part of the story, they went to the police and didn't go to the person's home themselves in an attempt to retrieve stolen property. As opposed to what Apple showed in their recent ad.

Stay safe everyone!
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mr. Dee Avatar
13 months ago
52 year old and thats all you can show for all those years, stealing? Worthless!
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Think|Different Avatar
13 months ago
Gooooood job. $19 can allow anyone to do this and also just plain track and protect. Buy one, disconnect speaker in 20 seconds, and plant one in your car, too — foolish not to.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mectojic Avatar
13 months ago
Brilliant! They can be used to fight crime more than aid crime.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)