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FAU Student Used GPS Tracker To Stalk Ex-Girlfriend

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Allegedly Admitted Scheme To Police. Schumacher Dodge Found The SpyTec Tracker.

The Spytec Tracker allegedly placed by FAU Student Benjamin Zerblas, courtesy Spytec.

BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

DELRAY BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — FAU Student Ben Zerblas, whose arrest we first reported on earlier this week, allegedly placed a fleet GPS tracker on his ex-girlfriend’s car. The tracker was identified by Schumacher Dodge in Delray Beach, removed, and turned over to police.

According to the arrest report processed by the Palm Beach County Clerk of Court Wednesday afternoon, Zerblas, “was been contacting (his ex-girlfriend) with multiple different numbers via text message and calling her. The (ex-girlfriend) provided a GPS tracking device (Spytec Tracker) which had been mounted to the undercarriage of her Jeep and was taken out by a mechanic at Schumacher Dodge in Delray Beach. She advised that she went to have her vehicle checked for tracking devices because she received a text from Zerblas giving her exact location even though she never advised him or any of his friends her location.”

Ben Zerblas
Benjamin Zerblas, Courtesy Palm Beach County Jail.

Police say Zerblas admitted to contacting her — and tracking her — during a police interview during which he was told he was not under arrest and free to leave at any time. He also, according to police, admitted to sending this message to his ex: “One way or another we’re gonna have this conversation and I really hope you choose the easy way and get this over with.”

Zerblas is now charged with stalking and the installation of a tracking device without consent. He was booked into jail on Valentine’s day and released around 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday.

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