"I think it's a case where the statute hasn't caught up with technology," the lawyer said.
Ed Magee, a spokesman for St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch, said that because the statute does not specifically address GPS tracking, prosecutors do have to find a threat, or cause for alarm, to bring charges. Magee said simply tracking to satisfy curiosity, or to strengthen a divorce case, doesn't necessarily rise to a criminal level, but has led to a number of civil actions.
Neither Joyce's office nor St. Louis police would speak to the topic.
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