Thursday, June 08, 2023

Stupid Criminals: Follow Your GPS To Jail

An example of the consequences of blindly following your GPS and of the concept of Garbage In/ Garbage Out programming.

The Detroit Free Press: GPS error leads to 60-year-old American's arrest at Canada border with 400 pounds of marijuana

A 60-year-old California man was arrested at the Canadian border last week with about 400 pounds of cannabis and more than $600,000 cash in his car, according to law enforcement.

Andrew Lee Toppenberg, of Tustin, California, mistakenly ended up at Canada's Rainbow Bridge border crossing in Niagara Falls, Ontario after following GPS coordinates that were entered incorrectly, according to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.