LITTLETON, CO – November 6, 2014 - A Philadelphia woman, whose
abduction was caught on tape, has been rescued - and her suspected kidnapper
arrested, in part with help from GPS of a PassTime device.
Carlesha Freeland-Gaither, a 22
year-old woman who was abducted on Sunday night in Philadelphia, was rescued
from the car of her alleged kidnapper, 37-year-old Delvin Barnes, in a Jessup,
Maryland, parking lot Wednesday afternoon, officials said. The suspect’s vehicle had been located by law
enforcement using the GPS functionality of a PassTime device installed on the
Law enforcement narrowed in on
the suspect after getting a tip from the ATF Office in Richmond, Virginia which
was investigating Barnes. After seeing surveillance photos, the ATF believed
the man may have been the suspect, said Philadelphia detectives.
After using the PassTime GPS
device to track the vehicle to a shopping center parking lot, agent swiftly
moved in to apprehend the suspect.
PassTime, which has been in
business for over twenty years, manufactures and sells GPS devices used for
subprime automotive lending, theft-recovery, and vehicle fleet markets. In the auto finance market, PassTime devices
are used by lenders to help assist with timely payment involving consumers with
subprime credit. Devices are designed to
help remind customers to make payments, and include GPS in the event the lender
needs to locate the vehicle. It also
offers consumer theft-recovery devices used by customers to help locate their
vehicle with GPS in the event of a theft.
While PassTime devices are not
designed as law enforcement tools, PassTime has been periodically called on by
law enforcement to assist in their investigations.
“First of all, everyone here at
PassTime is extremely grateful that Ms. Freeland-Gaither is safe. The hard work of law enforcement led to her
rescues and the suspect’s apprehension.
We are proud that a PassTime device was instrumental in determining the
location of the suspect’s vehicle. It’s
a great feeling to know that our devices are helping people- in many different
ways,” stated Stan Schwarz, founder and CEO of PassTime.
PassTime devices - which are
designed to remind consumers to make their payments and get approved for loans
when they have subprime credit – are not typically used to help save a life –
but in this instance it may certainly have helped.
For more information please
contact PassTime at 877-727-7846 or 303-962-4102, by email firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit www.passtimeusa.com
PassTime provides GPS
based technology solutions serving the auto finance, fleet and vehicle
anti-theft industries. Headquartered in
Littleton, Colorado, PassTime was founded in 1992; PassTime revolutionized the
automotive finance industry with the creation of its first Automated Collection
Technology (ACT) product in 1997 designed to improve customer payment
performance and reduce default and repossession risks. The PassTime suite of
products has evolved to include GPS tracking, wireless ACT, theft recovery, and
fleet solutions. PassTime prides itself
on providing high quality, reliable products matched with a 24/7 Live Customer
Support center. Today, PassTime’s
innovative products are used by thousands of automotive lenders and dealers,
fleets, and consumers.