Tom Reid's Hockey City Pub calls out suspected thieves on Facebook

Tom Reid's Hockey City Pub accused a guy of stealing.
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UPDATE 8:25 P.M. 

An employee at Tom Reid's Hockey City Pub has apologized for calling out, by name, a person they thought responsible for stealing memorabilia from the bar.

It turns out the person they named had nothing to do with the theft, and as a result the bar has posted a lengthy apology on the pub's Facebook page.

The person who actually took the memorabilia came forward, identified the three people in the photo shared by Tom Reid's, returned the stolen items, and spoke with the police.

We didn't name the wrongly accused patron in the original story and, having spoken to him directly, will continue to keep his name out of it.

Original story 

Tom Reid's Hockey City Pub in downtown St. Paul went full throttle on social media in an attempt to retrieve stolen property. 

The pub, owned by former Minnesota North Stars player and current Wild radio analyst, Tom Reid, accused three patrons of stealing a picture and medals from them on Friday, April 13.

All of the Facebook posts were deleted, but this is what their original accusation said. A screen shot was also posted Twitter

"To the 3 individuals who came in on Friday the 13th at 8:31pm and stole a picture/medals from our property, we have you on video walking in and video of you stealing our property and leaving with it. We will post your pictures publicly if you do not return our property immediately. I will post your pictures by Friday if our photo is not returned. I highly suggest you call our restaurant and return our property immediately."

Minutes later the person posting to the pub's page uploaded security video to the comments section showing a guy put a frame under the Zach Parise jersey he was wearing.

But they weren't done shaming, going as far as posting a still shot from the security footage, clearly showing three faces. 

Then they called one of their suspects by name, posting a screen shot of his Facebook page, identifying the company they believe he works for and warning him that he had 24 hours to return their property. 

All of the Facebook posts were deleted, but posts to Instagram were still live at the time of this post. 

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