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After he accidentally caught and released it alive, a 48-year-old Australian man removed the monitoring tag from a Great White Shark. He used the tag to set off fake shark warnings for over a month deliberately.

The acoustic tag was affixed to the shark by the Dept of Primary Industries & Regional Development, was discovered by police officials after searching the man’s home.

The man allegedly used the monitoring tag to start shark warnings in the area.

Authorities have charged the man with one count of stealing government property; according to the Guardian Australia.

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