Warning: If You Own These Apps You Can Get Arrested

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© 2017 Andy Wilson

Did you know that it can be illegal to have particular apps downloaded on your phone?

A Louisville man was arrested by police after they discovered three phone apps on his mobile phone.

20-year-old Cory C. Todd was pulled over for playing loud music. During routine questioning, it was discovered that there was already a warrant out on Todd. To make matters worse he was driving a vehicle without insurance, in a car that was not registered in his name.

During the incident, police also found three suspicious apps on his mobile phone - PoliceStream, Scanner Radio and Police Scan, apps are used to monitor police transmissions. Even though Police scanners are routinely sold in electronics stores, Federal law prohibits scanners in a car. 

Todd was arrested and charged with possession or use of a radio that sends or receives police messages.