Read More http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/1 ... z12jNTfBLVA California student got a visit from the FBI this week after he found a secret GPS tracking device on his car, and a friend posted photos of it online. The post prompted wide speculation about whether the device was real, whether the young Arab-American was being targeted in a terrorism investigation and what the authorities would do.
Afifi considered selling the device on Craigslist before the FBI showed up. He was in his apartment Tuesday afternoon when a roommate told him â€œtwo sneaky-looking peopleâ€ were near his car....The man asked if Afifi knew his registration tag was expired. When Afifi asked if it bothered him, the man just smiled. Afifi got into his car and headed for the parking lot exit when two SUVs pulled up with flashing lights carrying four police officers in bullet-proof vests.
The agent who initially spoke with Afifi identified himself then as Vincent and told Afifi, â€œWeâ€™re here to recover the device you found on your vehicle. Itâ€™s federal property. Itâ€™s an expensive piece, and we need it right now.â€
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