Webster Tower Returned With Help Of Social Media


Crystal Ryan

With the help of social media, the tower segments that were reported stolen on Friday from Spahl’s Garage on Lake Parkway in Webster have been returned.

THE LAKE 940 spoke with Richard Spahl on Saturday and we told him we would try to help get them back.  In less than 24 hours since our original article, and less than 48 hours since his neighbor Crystal Ryan vowed to get them back, the towers were returned – and a sign has been placed on them making note “This is not scrap. Please don’t touch.”

“All I know is I made a promise to Mr. Spahl to give me one day and social media and I would get his towers back for him. He’s one of those people that you want to go out of your way to help. He’s wonderful. So, my promise came through. And whether or not he knew what he was doing. Karma will take care of it,” Crystal told us on Sunday afternoon as the tower was being returned.

Crystal added without the help of her friend Guy Regis they might not have made it back to Mr. Spahl.  “He’s the one that spotted the blue truck with the stolen items.”

Nick Pheonix

In a comment on Facebook, the person who ‘found’ the towers, Nick Pheonix, admitted to being a scrapper.  He claimed “the tower was in a pile of garbage next to the dumpster. It was a simple mistake that I am rectifying today.”

It was noted that Webster Police are involved, but as of right now it is not clear if any charges will be filed for removing the towers without permission.