Woman urged to look for tracking devices after husband plans to spy on daughter

The internet has prompted a woman to look for tracking devices after her husband planned to put one on his daughter’s car.

Posted on Reddit’s controversial r/AmITeA**hole forum, a woman using the anonymous username u/Throwaway3490771 shared her story to get feedback from the “AITA” community. The viral post has over 8,000 upvotes and 1,000 comments.

The original poster (OP) began her story by explaining that her husband and his daughter “Christine” from a previous marriage don’t get along very well. The OP described her husband as “incredibly overprotective” of Christine and has done things in the past that have damaged their relationship. She explained that her husband caused Christine to break up with her boyfriend after he was diagnosed with “several health issues”.

However, he wanted to please his daughter to try to mend the relationship by buying her a car for her 18th birthday. His goal is to get her to trust him again.

Woman asked to search for tracking devices
Above, a person driving a car with a phone in view. Posted on Reddit’s r/AmITeA**hole forum, a woman was urged to look for tracking devices after her husband attempted to install one in his daughter’s new car.
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She explained how the conflict came about: “Two days ago I overheard him talking to a friend about installing a tracking device in the new car. I was stunned. I spoke to him later that night and told him how wrong that is.” He said it was none of that [my] business, but I told him if and when [Christine] finds out, there will be trouble. He got upset and went on to say that he was only doing this out of concern and protection [for] her and said it’s none of my business because I didn’t buy the car.”

“I called him unreasonable and said if he doesn’t back down I’ll tell her at the party and when [he] gives her the key. He was shocked by this, he called me crazy and said I shouldn’t have been snooping around and listening to his private conversations. I said I would tell her but he told me to stay out of it as it is his daughter not mine and that I am free to have my own children if I want to parent my way. That hurt me because he knows I can’t have children because of infertility issues,” she continued.

As they continued arguing, she told him she would still tell Christine about his plan, and he called her “confused” and told her she had nothing to say on the matter. Consulting with her mother, she agreed that it was “none of her business” as it would only spark drama.

news week contacted u/Throwaway3490771 for comment.

news week has published several articles on conflict in marriages, including a woman told to leave her husband after overhearing him and her mother-in-law on holiday, a “childish” man criticized for faking an injury so his partner left her at her brother’s wedding and a mother cheered for refusing to babysit her stepchildren so her husband’s ex could attend a wedding.

How to recognize a tracking device on your vehicle

If you think someone is tracking your car without permission, lifewire.com has tips on where to look for a potential tracking device:

  • Browse the exterior of the car: Using a flashlight and mirror, check the space where the wheels are located, also known as wheel wells, and under the car. Usually, tracking devices are set up in easily accessible locations.
  • Search in the car: First check the data port that contains all the information about your car. Most tracking devices are small, dirty, and can be difficult to spot.
  • Buy an insect detector: Bug detectors can help find a tracking device. However, this tool may not work as some trackers only work when the car is in motion.
  • Get help from a professional: If you can’t find a tracker but are still suspicious, people experienced in car electronics, car audio and alarm systems may be able to help you.

Redditor reactions

Urging the OP, U/Britsgirl30 received the top comment with over 19,000 upvotes: “[Not the a**hole] CHECK YOUR CAR AND DEVICES FOR TRACKER/SPYWARE! If he does it to her secretly, he may/probably did the same to you. It’s insanely creepy, hurtful, and even more concerning is his “shut up”-type reaction. Do not go. To run. It’s best to leave before you tell your stepdaughter everything (don’t do it at the party) and make sure she knows you’re there for her. He actually brought up your infertility issues to win this “argument”?! RUN!!!”

“[Not the a**hole]. Have you checked your car for tracking devices? If he’s willing to do it to his daughter, he’s willing to do it to you. Also check your phone for apps you don’t recognize,” wrote u/sysadrift.

“If he’s willing to hide a tracking device and justify it as ‘protection* against his daughter’… what tracking devices and/or recording devices does he have with you? Draw a hard boundary. He is intentionally invading his own daughter’s privacy (in a very illegal way) and trying to light the situation to make you look like the bad guy for finding out about his horrific act/crime. I would reconsider my marriage to a man like this and also go through my own belongings to make sure he is not tracking or recording me against my will without my knowledge,” explained u/Basic-Elderberry-744.

“[Not the a**hole] Your husband is way worse than an asshole. You have to tell your stepdaughter. But you also need to rethink your marriage, which is terrifying. And his reaction to you asking him about it has so many additional red flags, please be careful,” u/Tricky-Flamingo-7491 warned.

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Rick Schindler

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