Melissa relayed a story from the news to me at lunch the other day:
A SUV was stolen from the driveway of a couple. And as an extra bonus the thief managed away with the couple’s 10-mth old strapped in the back seat … along with the couples’ cell phone. (They had just stepped back inside to grab their other child.)
Horrified the parents reported the situation and the police contacted the cell phone company for a trace of the GPS signal from the phone. The phone company refused stating it was against company policy. An Amber Alert was issued and the vehicle was found about a mile away by a by-stander who noticed the young child in the back.
The cell phone company, Sprint-Nextel, stated that it was a miscommunication. That there are procedures in place (which typically takes about 15 minutes) for just such circumstances. This time it took 2.5 hours … without any results or cooperation from Sprint. Though such cooperation has worked in the past
Read more: All Headline New or KTLA
We understand the protection or privacy concerns … but how do you feel about this situation? Personally, I think someone is looking for a new job today.
Update: The Amber Alert was not the cause of the vehicles discovery, just a measure of how far the process had gone.