Suspect says 'I'm coming in' under police Facebook post

Posted at 5:45 PM, Apr 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-17 05:32:31-04

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) -- Florida police say a suspect in a theft at a Wal-Mart identified herself on Facebook after seeing a post offering a reward.

Winter Haven Police posted a video Thursday on Facebook showing a couple pushing a cart out of the store April 7. Police said they hadn't paid for their items.


The post offered a potential reward to tipsters. Ninety minutes later, 29-year-old Elaina West of Lake Wales left a comment identifying herself in the video.

West wrote: "Ain't no reward I'm coming in."

Police said West surrendered late Thursday.

She was held Sunday at the Polk County jail on $1,000 bond for grand theft. Her husband, 30-year-old Patrick West, was held on $8,500 bond for grand theft and drug charges. Jail records didn't show whether either had an attorney.