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Twitter Helps Find Hijacked Driver Locked In Car Boot

After he was stopped by armed men and forced into the boot of his Golf 3, a man used his mobile to send a desperate text to his girlfriend. She turned to Twitter, posting, “Be on the look for DSS041GP. My boyfriend has just been hijacked and is in the boot. Please RT.” One friend sent it to Twitter user PigSpotter, who has become a mini-celebrity in South Africa by posting about speed traps. PigSpotter’s 110,000 followers took up the cause and, an hour later, K9 Law Enforcement tweeted, “We have co-ords.”

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