TYNGSBORO (CBS) – A dispute between neighbors and an online advertisement were at the center of police putting out a call for help identifying a man they believed stole a trampoline from a Tyngsboro family’s yard.

A man was captured on the home’s surveillance camera leaving with the trampoline. Tyngsboro Police released the footage hoping to identify the man.

The man took the trampoline apart in the yard. A woman then put it in a gray pick-up truck that was towing a landscaping trailer. and the pair drove off.

The man who was initially believed to be a suspect contacted police to say a relative saw him on the news and recognized him. The man told police he picked up the trampoline because he saw an online posting that listed it as free scrap metal.

After further investigation, police believe the trampoline owner’s neighbor listed it online due to an ongoing dispute. Police did not say if any charges will be filed.


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