A Dublin, Ireland man has recovered his stolen car with help from his Facebook friends
. According to The Daily Edge, Warren Coakley posted a status update asking his friends to watch for a silver 2005 Audi A4, which was stolen as he loaded his car to take his kids to school last week. Prior to his Facebook plea, Coakley posted pictures of the car and his contact information on several message boards. Coakley also wrote a letter to Motorcheck.ie, which was published on their blog
, that described his shock at walking out his front door with his two sons and seeing a stranger peel out of the driveway in his car. But when all had failed, it was an unidentified friend-of-a-Facebook-friend who read Coakley's status, and remembered seeing a similar car parked in the woods not far from Coakley's house. Coakley eventually talked with the stranger on the phone and notified the police, who recovered the car.
Of course, Coakley is still in the hole for the money it cost to replace the keys and change the locks on his cars and home. But maybe now, if nothing else, he'll be smart enough to realize that it just isn't smart to leave a car unattended with the keys in the ignition, which we'd think would be something a 34-year-old man would already know.