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Restaurant owner takes law into own hands

National News // Aug. 28, 2018

Lucerne police are warning about people taking the law into their own hands after restauranteur published the picture of an alleged thief. 

Facebook Restaurant owner takes law into own hands

A man stole two wallets being used by waiters after carefully watching the staff. He didn’t realize the restaurant was covered with surveillance cameras.

The owner then published the picture of the thief on Facebook, asking if anyone could identify the man. The post has been shared more than 1,400 times.

The police say he should have reported the theft to them and not put the picture online. The restaurant owner may even have breached privacy laws.

But, the owner says he doesn’t care and now has a possible name for the thief.

Police are investigating.



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