The 48-year-old man, who did not want to be named, apparently chose to intimidate his neighbors while fishing. When he released the shark into the water, police in Albania say he pocketed a tracking tag that was attached to the terrifying creature to help authorities monitor the animals and prevent any possible attacks. The so-called “sound monitoring tag” emits a signal that triggers a shark alert if the animal swims near the sound receiver.
Alerts are then sent to thousands of people in the area.
If there was any doubt as to whether the man’s hijinks were intentional, police say he used the stolen tracking tag to set up shark alerts on seven different occasions between August 13 and September 1. For what
“WA police have charged a 48-year-old man with theft for being used by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) to track large white sharks,” a statement said. Referring to the alleged theft of the ‘voice monitor tag’ Guardian Australia
The man, who has a court hearing scheduled for November 4, is also being publicly reprimanded by police for his “irresponsible” actions.
“It leaves an unmarked white shark that we know is in Albanian waters,” said Sergeant Letsier. Albanian advertising.. “In addition, false alarms create unnecessary fear for residents and water users.”