• Dec 9, 2010
Police in Seattle have turned to social media in an effort to help recover stolen vehicles. By sending out a Tweet that describes the liberated vehicle, authorities are hoping someone in the network of followers will spot it and report the vehicle's location. The Twitter account being used by the SPD goes by the handle @GetYourCarBack and sends out a message listing the year, make, model and license plate of the stolen vehicle.

Every little bit helps and it's always interesting to see how companies or organizations adopt new uses for technology. Besides the usefulness of the feed, it's also quite interesting to see what is getting stolen in the Seattle area. We spy lots of Hondas, but also a few scooters and someones Ford F-350 pickup.

[Source: Social Car News]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Police don't need Twitter to find a car. My 2006 Cavalier was stolen. It was silver with black interior; one of the most common cars on the road. I thought it would never be found (which would have been perfectly fine with me!!!). And yet some how they found it.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Was it found by the police, or returned/abandoned by the thief?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Whoops. Fat fingers... Thanks for the correction.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Sure you have an '06? 2005 was the last MY. I feel for you though because I have a '06 Cobalt.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Seems like your poor Cavalier was destined to be taken away from you somehow...but that's a pretty sweet upgrade...as long as you weren't hurt too badly from the accident.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Thankful, about a month later someone slammed into it while I was at a stop light and totaled it! I got me an 2008 Lancer now!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Judging by the frequency with which the police posts on that thar tweetuhr page, crime rates in Seattle are impressive (to say the least)
        • 4 Years Ago
        Depends on the type of crime you're talking about. Cars are stolen a fair amount because we're close to the border and we also have a large container port. (Two actually, if you include Tacoma)

        But of course, being Seattle the Fail Whale is an Orca. Don't cross it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      So what if you're reading this twitter feed while driving and you get pulled over?
      • 4 Years Ago
      haha! that picture made me laugh xD