Property rights are sacred and one of the 3 pillars of a just society, along with life and liberty.
The right to property is so sacred, that in the 1800s the common punishment for horse thievery was hanging—which is something I deeply agree with.
A car is the modern equivalent of a horse. …
According to sources, a Texas resident used an Apple AirTag to track his stolen truck and then fatally shoot the thief—the man who stole the car had no idea that the car was tagged.
Sources also say that the alleged car thief pulled out a gun when confronted by the owner of the vehicle—a clear case of self-defense.
Authorities are currently wrestling with whether or not to charge the shooter, but Texas law is clear on matters such as this, so charges likely won’t materialize.
You know where I stand on this, but I am curious about where you stand on this. …What are your thoughts? Did the owner of the truck do the right thing?
Read on and let us know in the comments section below!
— Steven Kulback (@skulb94) April 4, 2023
This is the incident in Texas involving the Apple AirTag used to track down a stolen truck. Thief pulled a gun, got what he deserved. https://t.co/oHoS2gUrRN
— Stephen Benton (@bentonsv) April 4, 2023
Fox News provided more details:
Officials said that they received a stolen vehicle report around 1 p.m. on Wednesday out of a home in north San Antonio.
Police said that the truck’s owner used the AirTag to track the vehicle nearly 20 miles from where it was stolen.
Authorities found several bullet casings and two cars with their windows shot out.
Texas Man Used AirTag to Track and Kill Suspected Truck Thief Texas’ laws state that a person can use deadly force against another person in cases of “unlawful interference” with their property. https://t.co/tE5D5T94Se
— Kelsey (@KelseyreneaReta) April 4, 2023
After hearing about the incident in San Antonio, TX, are YOU considering placing an AirTag on YOUR car?
— Vince Quill (@VinceQuill) April 4, 2023
The shooter isn’t expected to face charges, according to local news outlet My San Antonio.
The man reported his truck as missing to the San Antonio Police Department, but didn’t wait for police to respond before tracking and killing the suspect himself.