Man uses social media to convince thief to return stolen bike

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on September 19, 2013 at 6:42 PM

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.

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