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Nov 25, 2013 2:22 PM by Rachel Cole - rcole@kristv.com

Facebook has Investigators on a Manhunt

MATHIS - Thanks to social media, multiple sheriff's deputies are working to track down a man, Facebook members say stole a deer feeder from one man's property. The property owner, Tim Bieniek says he went to his home near Mathis over the weekend only to find out he had been robbed.

" I went to retrieve the pictures from my game camera and noticed my deer feeder was missing," Bieniek says.

That game cam that typically capture pictures of wildlife but actually caught an image of a man lifting a 120 dollar deer feeder off the property and into a car. So, Bieniek decided to post the picture online.

"Maybe, just maybe somebody on Facebook will know this guy and so I posted the pictures on Facebook," he said.

He says 236 people "shared" the pictures including Nueces County Sheriff Jim Kaelin. Bieniek says someone even gave him the name of the man, they believe is in the picture.

"At 3am, a lady, a very nice lady sent me a picture and a Facebook page of this guy and said this is the guy that did it," he added.

Bieniek says he doesn't want to press charges, he just wants his feeder back.

"I also sent him a message and asked him to return it, if he would and I wouldn't do anything more with it," he added.

At this point, he plans to go to the Live Oak County Sheriff's Office with hard copy photos of the theft. The suspect faces theft and trespassing charges and jail time if convicted.

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