I parked my bock on campus today, near the central mall. Because I get to school pretty early I always get a "Good" spot. Some guy locked through my bike to get onto the bike rack.
I didn't know what to do! I didn't know how long this guy was going to leave his bike lock running through the front triangle of my bike.
Luckily I work on campus so I went to the maintenance area, grabbed a pair of wire cutters and snipped the lock. After that I was still pissed but didn't feel like vandalizing his bike too bad so I dropped his seat all the way down and leaned his bike back up against the rack.
Do you guys think I over reacted? what is the "proper" thing to do? I feel it should have been obvious that he was doing something wrong. It should be important to know that this spot of bikes was probably full, but less than 100 yards away there is a HUGE set of racks that is never completely full.
BTW: the rack is a metal pole with a top and bottom metal loop to secure your lock to. They are only designed for a maximum of 2 bikes.