Thomas De Simone may have been able to get away with stealing an Acura yesterday. But the minute he came into my family’s business and took enough merchandise to constitute a felony, he sparked my interest. With my protective instinct and investigatory skills, I did not rest until he was identified and ultimately located. I used social media as a tool, and I reached out to business owners in Pahoa, sharing video surveillance. Today Desimone was apprehended at Tin Shack Bakery, wearing merchandise stolen from our shop, and the Acura he stole from Big Island Toyota was parked in the bakery parking lot.