A man who reported his car stolen on June 15 took to Facebook to locate it, finding it parked in the Rogers County Courthouse parking lot. 

The man told deputies that Melia Coyle, who was later arrested, took his vehicle around 4:45 a.m. from the Downstream Casino in Quapaw, Okla. on Thursday as well as hotel keys without his permission. 

In an attempt to retrieve his property, the man told officials Coyle contacted him on Facebook “swearing” she did not steal his car and that she was in Texas, according to a Rogers County Sheriff’s Office incident report. 

Coyle reportedly told the man she would be back in three days. On Monday, Coyle reportedly posted she was in Claremore with a male, who was getting out of jail that day. RCSO was then contacted to see if the vehicle was in the parking lot. 

After deputies located the man’s car, they confirmed the car was reported stolen and set up surveillance to watch the vehicle. 

Moments later, deputies observed a white male and Coyle approach the vehicle, according to the report.

Coyle was observed reportedly unlocking the driver side door while the male was at the rear of the vehicle. 

It was further noted in the report Coyle had possession of the keys belonging to the reported stolen vehicle and was arrested.

She was taken to the Amos G. Ward Detention Facility and is currently being held on a $2,000 bond after being charged with automobile theft. 

 

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