After a businessman found a flashing device under the hood of his car, (which turned out to be a secret GPS tracking system installed by the man’s jealous wife) he immediately drove to the police station. Police decided to call in the bomb squad and ordered the immediate evacuation of an entire city block in Sutton, a quiet suburb outside of London.
Ambulances and fire engines rushed to the normally quiet neighborhood, ready for a possible explosion as police sectioned off side streets to isolate the suspected bomb under the man’s luxurious Lexus SC430.
The business man, William Sachiti, is an entrepreneur and has done work in bank security and fraud. He also has appeared on a TV show called the Dragon’s Den. When he saw the tracking system, which he thought was a bomb, he wondered if he was the victim of revenge, a crazed fan, the mafia or even a terrorist plot.
Sachiti’s wife, Dr. Diletta Bianchini, a successful oncologist, became jealous after Mr. Sachiti started working longer and later than usual. So she hired a private investigator to monitor Sachiti’s whereabouts during his abnormal hours away from home. She also had a GPS tracking system inconspicuously attached (or so she thought) underneath the hood of his car.
Sachiti said, “At first I didn’t know what to do after I found the device. I called a friend and they were concerned it could be something dangerous. So I went straight away to the police station.”
A police spokesman told the press: “The bomb disposal squad, London Fire Brigade and London Ambulance Service were called but cancelled when police officers were informed by the driver’s wife that she had arranged to have a GPS tracking system fitted to her husband’s car.”
After the entire ordeal was over, Mr. Sachiti has decided to work things out with his wife. He said, “I’m going to stick with her because I can’t be bothered with the drama… She’s apologized profusely again and again. She’s my wife and I love her.”
About GPS tracking systems: A GPS tracking system works in a similar way to satellite navigation by using the global positioning system to calculate a vehicle’s exact location. But instead of displaying the car’s location on a screen like a satnav, it sends the data back to a computer via mobile networks.
It can pinpoint the vehicle’s exact route, stop times, speed, direction and even the altitude. Most GPS tracking systems update their information once a minute, but some do it more or less frequently.