Photo via Wikimedia Commons
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A wheelchair was recovered and returned to its rightful owner Thursday and a suspect was arrested.

Only hours after using social media and media releases to ask for the public’s help, Chula Vista detectives received a tip from a person who had seen a similar chair for sale on the Internet.

Detectives got a copy of the ad and made arrangements to purchase the chair for $1,200.

They met with a man who said he was selling it for a friend named “Joe Joe.” He called “Joe Joe” who was arrested for allegedly stealing it.

The seller was identified as 26-year-old Joseph Marshall and he was arrested on suspicion of stealing the wheelchair and possession of methamphetamine.

The wheelchair was returned to its rightful owner.

—City News Service