A Wayne Street resident went to Sandusky police Tuesday evening, after seeing a photo of her digital camera on the Facebook page of her children’s father, according to a police report.
The woman suspected the man of stealing the camera in April, when it went missing, but she never filed a police report because previous thefts she’d reported never culminated in criminal charges, the report said.
The device went missing after a family vacation, and when the woman complained to the children’s father about losing all the memories she’d captured, he handed over her memory card, the report said.
After a potential online customer asked the man for the camera’s serial number, he posted it on his page. The woman still had the original box the camera came in and matched those numbers to the camera posted online, the report said.
The woman filed a theft charge against the man, although a short while later another woman called police and said she had the camera in question. Officers picked up the camera and returned it to its original owner. A theft charge is pending.