How dumb can one sex offender be?? This disheveled haired pervert was caught after his GPS bracelet tracked him to the scene of a burglary.
Via CBS Los Angeles:
A Southland registered sex offender was in custody Monday on burglary charges after police traced his location using his GPS bracelet. KNX 1070′s Ed Mertz reports Wilbert Matheney, 48, was charged in a hot-prowl burglary in Sylmar after the ankle bracelet he wore as a registered sex offender showed he was in the home he claimed never to have entered. “The fruit of the crime was a laptop, but the whole situation could have been much worse,” said Lt. Paul Vernon, commanding officer of the Mission Detective Division. “Matheney entered the home at six o’clock in the evening when two residents, one a woman, were home.”
She told officers she recognized the burglar as a man who helped her with an electrical problem a week prior. Over the next several days, detectives canvased the area and found neighbors who thought the suspect’s description matched that of a man who walked a small white dog routinely. Another neighbor pointed detectives to a group home for sex registrants. When detectives searched the Megan’s Law database, they found most of the registrants in the home were required to wear GPS ankle bracelets to track their movement and ensure their compliance with certain restrictions.
From there, police say it wasn’t long before they matched the suspect’s description to Matheney and then took a look at his whereabouts on the date of the burglary.
“Lo and behold, the GPS tracker put Matheny in the victim’s home on the date and at the time of the burglary,” Lt. Vernon explained.