Bond set for car thief foiled by techno-snitch

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) -- Christopher Mitchell told police he stole a car because he was tired of walking. That’s solved. He now has a seat in jail secured by the weight of $250,000 bond.

The bond was set Wednesday in a case dating back to November.

Court records indicate that’s when he approached a woman seated in her car. He allegedly pulled a knife, forced her out and left in her vehicle.

Mitchell found his way into the wind for a few weeks. Then police got email from Douglas County Probation advising them that under the terms of Mitchell’s probation for another crime, he was wearing a GPS tracker on his arm.

That tracker placed him at the scene of the carjacking at the time the car was stolen.