HOUSTON—A father in California took to social media, to put pressure on a thief and it worked.
The family’s security cameras captured a man walking up to their front porch and riding away on their son’s bike. Rather than just file a police report, the father went a step farther by creating a Facebook page pretending to be the thief.
“So I said, ‘I’m the Dixon bike thief—you better watch out ‘cuz I’ll steal your bikes, I’ll steal anything.’”
Within 24 hours, the page had 10,000 views.
Then, about a month later, the same man who took the bike was caught on camera returning it.