Calgary woman uses Facebook to help her track down stolen car

Sep 27 2016, 10:30 pm

Calgary resident, Jennifer Allen woke up last Wednesday and found that her house had been broken into.

As most of us do, she went to social media and shared what happened to her on her Facebook wall.

After talking to the police about the situation, Allen wasn’t sure what to do.¬†Feeling defeated but hopeful that there was something she could do, she did what most of us wouldn’t think of. She used social media to try and locate her car.

Allen also contacted her car manufacturer to see if there was a way to track the car, but that turned out to be a dead end.

Now all she could do was play the waiting game. Wait for the cops, wait for some information to come up. Wait, wait, wait.

And then the unthinkable happened. She was tagged in a post. Someone had snapped a picture of her car at a Shell Gas station in the city’s northwest.

Within 2 hours of Allen posting a picture of her car along with licence plate and plea to all who saw to share the post, a random stranger came to the rescue.

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