TAZEWELL COUNTY, Va. (WVNS) — A surveillance litter camera, belonging to Tazewell County Sheriff’s Deputies, recorded the man who stole it– and he didn’t even know it was recording.
Deputies arrested Robert Curtis Moore, 47, of Coburn Virginia. The ‘litter camera’ was placed in a wooded area near where Moore was working on a road crew. Moore allegedly stole the camera but didn’t know it was still recording and sending a live feed back to deputies.
Through the camers, deputies were able to track down Moore. He is now charged with grand larceny and possession of narcotics. He being held in the Southwest Regional Jail Authority and has a hearing scheduled for November 2, 2018.
Deputies said there are several cameras laced throughout the county as part of a litter control program. “These are expensive cameras so any damage or theft of them will result in felony charges,” Sheriff Brian Hieatt said.