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Pirate Station Disables Key Fobs In Florida


South Florida residents parking near the Hollywood Florida Police Department were puzzled every time they tried to unlock their cars using their keyless entry device. They  had stopped working. It took months for authorities to determine a pirate radio station operating in the area was interfering with the units.

Police are still searching for the pirate station operator, who was broadcasting Caribbean music at 104.7 on the dial. A detective and an FCC agent found the equipment on December 6 concealed under an air-conditioning unit. Cars made by Ford, Lexus, Toyota, BMW, and Mercedes reportedly were affected. The issues with the keyless entry devices began back in August.

Read more HERE at the Sun Sentinel