Posted: Mar 1, 2013 5:49 PM by Cameron Polom, KSBY News
Updated: Mar 1, 2013 5:49 PM
A parolee who San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Officials say cut off his GPS tracking device, is back behind bars Friday night.
Police arrested 43-year-old Ronald Digirolamo in Arroyo Grande this Friday afternoon.
He had served jail time for felony domestic violence and was released on parole last month.
Deputies found his tracking device near Grover Beach.
We wanted to find out how criminals manage to get out of these devices.
Today we got a first-hand look at how difficult it really is.
Frank Eggers, an agency administrator for GPS Tracking has spent eight years testing these types of devices.
Today, he put them to the test using bolt cutters, hack saws and a number of other tools with little success.
These situations are getting national attention.
A parolee in Stockton removed his device and murdered his grandmother.
Now State Senator Ted Lieu has authored a measure to crack down on parolees who remove their GPS monitors making it a felony for tampering sending parolees straight back to jail.
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