Australian fake bomb suspect tracked down by email
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Australian authorities used an email account attached to a fake bomb to track down a man accused of breaking into a family's home in Australia and chaining the device to a teenager's neck as part of an extortion ploy.
An arrest complaint against Paul "Doug" Peters that was unsealed Tuesday indicates the Gmail account was set up from an Internet address linked to the Chicago Airport.
Peters was arrested Monday by the FBI at the home of his ex-wife in a Louisville suburb.
The complaint says the Gmail account was accessed three times — each time on the afternoon that Peters allegedly broke into the teenager's home and chained a device looking like a bomb to her.