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Live Oak teenager uses Facebook to get her stolen bike back

A teenage girl had her pink bike stolen in Live Oak this week and quickly took to social media to try and get it back.

The teenage girl named Alyssa, reported her pink Electra cruiser stolen to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office. Her mother, Molly helped the teen post pictures of the bike on Facebook so their friends could be on the lookout.

Thursday, a man by the name of Charles was approached by Sam Eglite in Live Oak. Eglite offered to sell a pink cruiser to Charles but the sale went south. Charles is Facebook friends with Molly and instantly recognized the stolen bike.

Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Sergeant Leonetti was called to the scene and Eglite took off running. Deputies caught Eglite and were able to determine the bike did belong to Alyssa and she was reunited with her cruiser.

The Sheriff’s Office said Eglite was on probation and a search warrant revealed he also had methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

Eglite was placed under arrest for possession of stolen property and other drugs.

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