WALNUT CREEK (Lisa Fernandez/KTVU) - Pleasant Hill police announced on Monday that a stolen electric train valued at about $60,000 has been found, dumped on a street near a yoga studio in nearby Walnut Creek.
"We're ecstatic," Amanda Sossoman, the daughter of the man who owns The Fun and Game Experts, an amusement rental company, told KTVU.
The train was stolen Sunday inside a trailer from Vincent Road, was found "a few exits away" from Pleasant Hill near some businesses in Walnut Creek, according to the Police Sgt. Janayla Pierson.
A yoga student who spotted the trailer in question near her place of work, Just Be Yoga, took a photo of it and posted it to Sossaman's Facebook page. Sossomon and her father went to retrieve the stolen train, and Walnut Creek police officers were dispatched to collect evidence.
"The power of social media and the community was how this was found," Pierson said.
While the train has been found, the person or people who stole it, have not, Pierson said. Police are investigating and are looking to see if there is video surveillance of the theft.
Sossomon said she's so grateful to the woman who helped her family find the train even though she hasn't yet been able to speak to her or thank her directly. A message was left on Monday for the yoga student, who did not immediately return a phone call.