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MILWAUKEE -- A Milwaukee woman looking for her stolen vehicle spotted it in a surprising post to Facebook. A photo shows a group seemingly bragging about stealing it!

The vehicle was LOCATED on Monday, January 23rd on Milwaukee's east side. It was stolen on Saturday.

The victim thought social media might help her track it down, but she never realized how much of a role it would play.


"My heart sank," Michelle said. "I was like, physically ill."

Michelle wanted to find her vehicle quickly, and posted about it on Facebook.

"Said 'this car has been stolen. If you see it, please contact MPD,'" Michelle said.

Car stolen on east side

In less than an hour, she received a response she wasn't expecting.

"It made me so angry. So, so angry to see that," Michelle said.

Someone saw another post, and asked whether the vehicle pictured in it was Michelle's car.

"I can see my car in a picture. You can see these peoples' faces and two other vehicles in it," Michelle said.

Car stolen on east side

The photo shows a group of people standing on vehicles with the caption: "Just living life." Michelle's vehicle is prominently displayed in the photo's foreground.

"To be so blatant about it, it was really a hard pill to swallow," Michelle said.

Michelle called police, and on Monday, she learned her vehicle had been recovered near 4th and Concordia.

"To see that it was in one piece was a huge relief," Michelle said.

Car stolen on east side

The vehicle's body was in tact, but the inside was worn and torn.

"Lots of dirt and stains and spills on it. There`s burn holes all over in the car," Michelle said.

Police said they are working to identify suspects, using the photo as evidence.

Car stolen on east side

"I can't help but want to see some form of justice," Michelle said.


  • SA

    Makin’ their families proud!. Hopefully next time we see them they are wrapped around a tree! Nothing but street thug trash.

  • PHud

    Two of the boys pictured in this image are dead. They were involved in a Police chase and accident on like 27th and Capital I believe. It was right after that picture was taken. The direction of some of our youth is very sad.

  • lovin2017sofar

    Years ago a friends mom told her that no one like a braggart when she was telling me how fun dance class was (my family couldn’t afford it and I really liked to hear about it and she would secretly show me steps) anyway happy that today’s criminals just brag brag and brag some more. Too bad the lady’s car got kinda trashed. More to the point, see ALL the cars? and some of the thefts reported here on fox6 are bump and grabs. If you already have a car why are you stealing someone else’s? How do the victims get to work to pay taxes to support you? Yup saying it! You must not have a job or be doing homework if if you are running around stealing so SOMEONE is paying for your food, housing and education. If you are fortunate enough to have working parents double shame on you because you are one of the lucky ones who stand a chance with good examples and you are screwing it up.

  • Metal Maniac

    It is unfortunate but I can’t help but laugh. The whole situation is hilarious, especially the photo the one dude standing on the hood.

    • lovin2017sofar

      Metal Mania, I’m not familiar with Facebook but is that 100 up in the corner of their photo maybe the 100 gang or however you say it? I would think if it was special prosecution as a gang crime should be sought, Do the cops or prosecution know about it?

  • phacepalm

    Enjoy your so-called….. “we just livivg life” Beware ALL THUGS……….. A smack down’s coming your way & you won’t know what hit ya!!!!!

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