According to media sources, a guy who reportedly stalked his ex-girlfriend by installing a hidden Apple AirTag tracker on her car was sentenced to nine weeks in prison.
Christopher Paul Trotman, 41, reportedly called and questioned his ex-girlfriend nonstop before buying an AirTag on Amazon and attaching it to her back bumper to track her every step, according to DailyMail.
The Apple device sends out a Bluetooth signal so that an iPhone that is connected to it may locate it.
The woman said at Swansea Crown Court that Trotman, of Gwynedd Avenue, Townhill, Swansea, had been in a relationship with her for more than ten years until it ended in August 2020. She called him “controlling” during that period.
According to prosecutor Tom Scapens, after the couple broke up, Trotman would constantly inquire about the woman’s whereabouts and even make her a cash offer to quit her work as a bartender because he could not stand the fact that she was talking to other guys.
The victim later purchased a new iPhone in March of this year, and when she drove in her car, she saw a notification asking if she wanted to connect to an Apple AirTag.
She ignored it at the moment since she didn’t understand what it signified.
Later that month, according to the complaint, Trotman texted her and accused her of having extramarital affairs.
She had no idea how he knew she had been on Swansea’s Penderry Road when he also asked her if she had enjoyed a night out there.
After her daughter began receiving notifications on her phone about connecting to an AirTag, his ex partner realised what he had done.
Trotman had purchased multiple Apple tags the month before, according to a search of his Amazon account, so the victim decided to look at her car.
One of the tracking devices was cemented into a void under the back bumper, she discovered. The AirTag was turned over after calling the police.
Aryan Jakhar works as an Editor-in-Chief at The Shining Media. Also, he is an editor at YouthPolitician (digital media situated in Taiwan). He writes his opinions on social issues at YouthKiAwaaz and also on his blogger website.