Two Costa Mesa city councilmen claimed in court papers Wednesday that their political opponents spied on them by attaching a tracking device to one of their cars during 2012's election season.
Someone allegedly placed a GPS monitor on the undercarriage of Councilman Steve Mensinger's truck — frequently charging or downloading data from it — and used it to follow his whereabouts until August 2012, according to allegations found in documents filed in Orange County Superior Court.
When the device was allegedly attached and detached isn't clear.
This claim is the latest addition to Mayor Pro Tem Mensinger and Mayor Jim Righeimer's lawsuit against the Costa Mesa Police Officers' Assn.; the Upland law firm Lackie, Dammeier, McGill & Ethir; and Menifee-based private investigator Chris Lanzillo.