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Facebook post helps deputies net Micelis restaurant thief

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Posted at 10:28 PM, May 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-08 08:21:11-04

A Lee County man is charged with stealing several hundred dollars worth of restaurant equipment over the weekend.

Deputies arrested Eugene Byrd Saturday, hours after a truck filled with stuff was captured on surveillance tape leaving Miceli's in Matlacha.

The owner says he discovered several space heaters, a saute pan and smoker missing from a storage area behind the restaurant.

The owner couldn't talk to Fox 4 about the incident because it is still under investigation.  Byrd bonded out of jail Sunday.