A customer snapped a photo of a sign stolen from Old Soul Co. in midtown Sacramento the back of a white Porsche with vanity plates on Nov. 30, 2017. Old Soul Co. / Instagram
A customer snapped a photo of a sign stolen from Old Soul Co. in midtown Sacramento the back of a white Porsche with vanity plates on Nov. 30, 2017. Old Soul Co. / Instagram

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Midtown coffeehouse’s stolen sign recovered following social media posts

By Michael McGough

mmcgough@sacbee.com

December 01, 2017 03:43 PM

UPDATED December 02, 2017 04:35 PM

After a midtown coffeehouse asked Sacramentans to be on the lookout after a large wooden sign was stolen from the store, the sign was recovered within two days.

Local coffee roaster Old Soul Co. posted photos to Instagram and Facebook on Friday showing a white Porsche convertible with vanity plates carrying the store’s sign in the back seat.

By Saturday morning, the Facebook post was updated: “Thank you Sacramento. The Community, the Neighborhood, our City officials and public servants. Property returned.”

The sign was stolen from Old Soul’s Weatherstone location, on 21st Street near H Street, sometime on Thursday.

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“An alert customer got a pic of the act. Any info would be appreciated if you know this car,” Old Soul had initially written Friday on Instagram, tagging the post “#loser” and notifying other coffeehouses in the area.

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With Facebook users commenting that it would be wise to file a police report, Old Soul responded Friday: “turns out not that much........ SacPD is pretty lame right now.”

Old Soul has three locations in Sacramento.