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Old 08-16-12, 01:46 PM   #1
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This guy must be a C&V enthusiast and Forum member

http://www.idahostatesman.com/2012/0...rged-with.html
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The writer of the story, or the thief?
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Only one of us would risk doing time for a RB-T
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Hmmmm, a felony to steal a bike, good idea. With today's prices and older bikes with collector value, it's no longer just stealing a 'bicycle'.
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An RB-T worth $2,000? Uhhhhhhhh...
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I think he has a sort of Nick Nolte DUI mug shot look.

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Must be some kind of Rivendell publicity stunt. C'mon a Bridgestone, who cares
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I believe that's the going price in Ebonia.....
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The thief was quoted as saying to police, "WTF???!!! A felony for stealing a Bridgestone??!!?? If I had known that, I would have grabbed the Paramount instead!!!"
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There's a segment on ABC world news tonight about bike theft, and a few recoveries. It just ran on the East coast.
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Ha! This happened in my neck of the woods...The Bridgestone belongs to the fine young man who runs the "Boise Bike Project" (the local bike co-op) was stolen from the bike rack in front of the bike shop! The theft was made known via Facebook to nearly a thousand "friends", and was found very soon there after. Happy ending!

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never seen the guy.
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LOl nice avatar Puch.

He is being charged under false pretenses if there is a $1000 minimum for Grand Theft. That bike can't be worth more than $600
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just bad luck for this guy. he probably didnt know how much it was just the easiest to grab. How much did he pawn it for??? $20 crack rock??
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LOl nice avatar Puch.

He is being charged under false pretenses if there is a $1000 minimum for Grand Theft. That bike can't be worth more than $600
Fine by me. There's too many thieves running around. So far my house has been burgled once. I've had three car batteries and two lawn mowers stolen.

If the guy is getting unfairly charged w/ Grand Theft, I tend to side w/ the guys that are saying "This guy is getting to be a PITA, let's see if we can do something about him....."
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I would think his defense attorney could make a case that the thief had no way of knowing a thirty year old steel ten speed was worth more than $500. Are bike thieves expected to stay on top of the UJB vintage bike market so he can distinguish the bikes with cult followings and those without.

The lawyer could present the jury with a bike rack filled with 1980's bikes and ask them to pick out the collector bike versus the ordinary ones.

On the other hand if the thief tried to sell it on ebay with a high reserve, 25 close up photos and two pages of flowery Petersenesque prose it might indicate he knew he was committing grand theft.
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His intent or knowledge really doesn't matter...though I'd certainly challenge the value of the item. They're over charging for the plea deal I'd wager.

"Your honor, I thought that giant diamond was a cubic zirconium!" Not exactly a strong defense

Whatever public defender this doofus gets might not know enough to challenge the value anyway.

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Ahhh so...this is what happens the to professional cyclists on the off season...poor guy probably thought he was going to the registration table is all.
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Hey, guys, I was on vacation in Idaho and the funniest thing happened! I'll tell you all about it someday, right now I'm a little tied up.

In fact that's kind of a problem...can I borrow $5000?
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I would think his defense attorney could make a case that the thief had no way of knowing a thirty year old steel ten speed was worth more than $500. Are bike thieves expected to stay on top of the UJB vintage bike market so he can distinguish the bikes with cult followings and those without.

The lawyer could present the jury with a bike rack filled with 1980's bikes and ask them to pick out the collector bike versus the ordinary ones.

On the other hand if the thief tried to sell it on ebay with a high reserve, 25 close up photos and two pages of flowery Petersenesque prose it might indicate he knew he was committing grand theft.
Presuming, of course, that he hires a lawyer that has some sense rather than asking for an overworked/underpaid public defender that won't have the dough or the time to do any investigative work.

Since the guy was stealing bikes off a rack, I think he'll get a public defender. Hopefully he will end up w/ the dumbest, laziest public defender in Idaho.
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Is that Sam Elliott?
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Is that Sam Elliott?
I think its the guitar player from Hall & Oates.
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I think its the guitar player from Hall & Oates.
Well done, sir.
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