In Dallas, Texas, police recently encountered an auto theft ring by tracking the GPS transponder on a stolen lawnmower:
Officers found at least 12 of the 25 vehicles have been reported stolen. Authorities are calling it a major auto theft operation.
Authorities spent most of the afternoon and evening hauling away stolen vehicles that were to be stripped and sold for parts. Authorities also seized two guard dogs that were on short chains.
In the future, we can expect that all assets of significant value will include a GPS tracking device. Not only could it help you track down your stolen property, but it might also help you remember which neighbor borrowed your tools.