Facebook helps police find stolen VW Beetle | Rpmgo.com

I’m sure most of you are familiar with all these social networking websites, such as Facebook, MySpace or Hi5. And if some of you consider hanging on these websites only a waste of time, well, it’s not really like that. Because, besides helping you make new friends, apparently you can use these sites for some other really useful stuff.

A Volkswagen Beetle has been stolen in March in Shrewsbury and, because the police was unable to locate tha car, the owner asked Facebook users to look out for the Beetle. And, surprisingly, it actually worked, because a woman contacted the police and said that she saw a VW Beetle matching the description in aa Telford car park.

A spokeman for West Mercia Police said that “the stolen vehicle has been recovered and the vehicle owner has been informed [..] This is a very unusual way of recovering a stolen vehicle but we would like to thank the eagle-eyed member of the public for her assistance. It’s another example of the community helping police to detect crime and we would urge any members of the public who see anything suspicious in the area in which they live to call us.”

I’m sure that Mark Zuckerberg, the creator of Facebook never thought his site would help people in such manner and who knows, maybe we’ll even get to see a new “Stolen Items” Facebook application. Would be cool, because with these sites having huge communities, I’m sure it would work.

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