WESTMINSTER, Calif.—A Costa Mesa police officer has been charged with hiding a GPS device in a woman's car without her knowledge so he could follow her.
The Orange County district attorney's office says 30-year-old Aaron Parsons was charged Thursday in Westminster Superior Court with a misdemeanor count of unlawfully using an electronic tracking device.
Prosecutors say Parsons hid a GPS device in a 32-year-old woman's car on March 18 so he should show up wherever she was.
After several "chance encounters," the woman became suspicious, checked her car and found the device which belongs to the police department. She reported it to police.
Parsons faces six months in jail if convicted. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Wednesday.