LAKEWOOD, Colo. -- A suspicious car got the attention of Alexander Haskell. He realized it was stolen thanks to social media.
The Facebook page was only in existence for about 72 hours when police recovered a car as a direct result of a previous post.
Haskell noticed a green Mitsubishi Eclipse parked in front of his home, but what got his attention was the alarm. He heard the car alarm go off at least three times as a woman tried to get in the vehicle.
"The first time I seen her trying to get in the car, and the alarm went off; she took off running," said Haskell.
He decided to Google the license plate and the Facebook page came up right away. Haskell called police to report the stolen car; they recovered it without incident.
"I was like, 'Wow, I have the chance to actually help someone get their car back,'" said Haskell.
Aurora Police launched the pages in response to a 15 percent increase in stolen vehicles.