Iowa Stalker used terrifying technology to track his victim

An Iowa man has been arrested after repeatedly trying to stalk his victim. The technology he used turned out to be what finally caught him.

Carl Shawver of Bettendorf was arrested earlier this month after being charged with placing Apple AirTags on a woman’s car.

An Apple AirTag is a small circular object that you can use as a tracking device. Some people put them in bags or in their vehicles so they can find them if they get lost.

It has GPS capabilities and can be connected to other Apple products.

According reports, the victim (whose identity will remain anonymous) discovered an AirTag on his spare tire earlier this month. They learned about this device after her phone sent her an alert that she was being tracked by a “GPS device”.

The device was on file with the West Des Moines police. The next day, Shawver showed up at the police station and claimed he was married to the victim.

Reports confirm that Shawver and the victim NEVER had a relationship and that she had in fact blocked his number.

Officials say the victim reported two other instances where Shawver left AirTags in various places on his vehicle. Every time she brought him to the police, the next day he appeared in the parking lot of the police station…

…conveniently where the AirTag was left.

The Bettendorf man has been charged with harassment and unauthorized use of GPS, according to reports. He is currently being held in Polk County Jail with a hearing scheduled for December 19.

This remains an ongoing investigation, so we’ll keep you posted as the story develops.

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