A Florida travel agent has been arrested on charges of violating online tourism restrictions after he allegedly posted a video on YouTube that appeared to show him placing a GPS device on the back of a traveler who’d been banned from using it.
According to WFTV-TV in Miami, the arrest was made Thursday by the Florida Highway Patrol.
According a statement released by the Miami-Dade County Sheriff’s Office, police received a complaint from a person who said Jayco Travel trailer parked at a hotel in Coral Gables was using GPS tracking devices to track the movements of guests.
When police arrived at the hotel, they found the trailer in a parking lot and arrested the driver, 28-year-old William Gautrey, who was charged with felony obstruction of justice, a misdemeanor.
According the sheriff’s office, police also found the GPS tracking device on Gautreys mobile phone, and found that the device had been downloaded to his phone and downloaded multiple times.
Gautrey has a criminal history that includes possession of a weapon, possession of marijuana, resisting an officer without violence and possession of drug paraphernalia.
He was released on bond.
In another arrest, the same driver was arrested in July after he posted a YouTube video in which he said that he had been denied access to the internet.
That video, however, was removed shortly after it was posted.
The video was later taken down.