BOSTON (CBS) – Beverly police say someone has used Facebook to get bailed out of jail.

David White, 19, of Beverly was one of five people arrested at a house party over the weekend, according to the Newburyport News.

When he couldn’t reach anyone by phone for bail money, he asked police if he could put out an alert on his Facebook page.

Police allowed it and it worked. A friend showed up with the $40 to get White out of jail.

“We are only required to allow one phone call but when people are cooperative with us, we work with them, and that was the case here. Another good reason to own a smart phone,” Beverly police wrote on their own Facebook page.

“Have to give credit to people who think outside the box.”

Beverly police say it’s the first time they’ve had someone in their jail use Facebook to get bail.



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