JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- The owner of a powerboat stolen in Florida was 2,500 miles away in Nevada but was still able to tell police where the stolen craft was headed, authorities said.
A Global Positioning System device on the 32-foot, $260,000 boat told the owner through his cellphone that the craft, stolen Wednesday in Jacksonville, Fla., was being hauled north on Interstate 95 in Brevard County, Florida Today reported.
With help from a police helicopter, deputies located the Ford F-250 towing the 2009 Yellowfin Yachts Center Console and arrested two men after they exited the interstate.
Maykel Calafet Calderon, 28, and Manuel I. Telles, 38, both Cuban natives living in Miami, were arrested on charges of theft.
"The owner giving us updates was by far the thing that assisted us the most," Todd Holland of the Brevard County Sheriff's Office said.