Moncton man’s stolen car recovered with help from hundreds of Maritimers

This Moncton man's prized car was stolen. Hundreds of Maritimers helped find it

“Man’s Stolen 1992 Honda Prelude is found after a month of search, thanks to internet community.”

Sébastien Michaud was heartbroken when his beloved 1992 Honda Prelude was stolen right from his driveway in Moncton, New Brunswick. Michaud, a true car enthusiast, had owned and lovingly cared for the blue vehicle since purchased in 2006. The car, a symbol of Michaud’s passion for cars and the fulfillment of a childhood dream, was taken from him overnight, leaving nothing but a broken windshield in its place.

Social Media Comes to the Rescue
After reporting the theft to the RCMP, Sébastien Michaud turned to social media in a desperate attempt to locate his stolen vehicle. The power of the internet and a community of car enthusiasts proved to be instrumental in the chain of events that eventually led to the recovery of Michaud’s prized car.

Shortly after Michaud’s story was shared on Facebook, a young car enthusiast named Xavier Roy-Lanctôt, who had previously seen the blue Prelude around Moncton, decided to get involved. Roy-Lanctôt reached out to various car groups and shared the news about the stolen vehicle, sparking a viral community response.

A Multi-Provincial Pursuit
Thanks to Roy-Lanctôt’s efforts, the trail of the stolen Prelude was soon traced across three provinces. It was spotted north of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, and then in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Ultimately, it was abandoned on the side of the road in Amherst, Nova Scotia.

The Pursuit Continues
Despite the immediate progress, the thief behind the crime remains at large. In the meantime, Michaud faces the burden of repairing substantial damages to his previously pristine car, amounting to thousands of dollars.

Michaud’s story is a testament to the power of community and the good people out there willing to lend a helping hand. Despite the unfortunate nature of the incident, Michaud’s unwavering connection to his car and the solidarity shown by car enthusiasts across the Maritimes offer a glimmer of hope in an otherwise discouraging situation. While Michaud’s stolen Prelude may have been found, the story serves as a reminder that theft remains an ongoing issue, and precaution is crucial to safeguard one’s possessions.



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