Churches Can Track Baby Jesus Statutes

GLEN ELLYN, Ill. (AP) - One of the perils of holiday displays,especially Nativity scenes, is that sometimes people tend to grabthe Baby Jesus and run.

Now churches are fighting back with technology and attaching GPS
tracking devices, just in case.

The Rev. George Smith of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, says GPS is a fun way of tracking the statue if it's ever stolen.

The devices are offered by a New York-based company that lends the hardware and tracking service for free to churches and synagogues.

The devices are attached to the statues so that they aren't obvious to thieves and can be easily removed.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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