TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Surveillance Tape Finds Murderer

Surveillance Tape Finds Murderer
25 Apr 2005 12:21:17 -0700

This newsgroup often discusses privacy issues and technology.

On Easter this year a retired man was murdered after he opened the
front door of his home. He was a very well liked man and no one could
understand why anyone would kill him like that. There were no

The video security system of a convenience store captured a picture of
a man who stopped by earlier asking directions to the victim's house.
The picture was investigated and eventually it turned out the man was
a once co-worker of the victim. Upon further investigation (and a two
hour standoff), the man was arrested. He had a gun with bullets that
matched those used on the victim.

The DA said that without the picture the crime wouldn't have been

So, in this case, the video surveillance solved a crime.


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