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    video of bike getting stolen by cutting a tree

    Just saw this on the news and I'm speechless.



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    Some people got their head so far up their butt such that the only thing they hear is muffle when trying to explain anything to them! I only wish they take it out sometimes to smell the roses.

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    Did that guy ride it for 10 feet and decide after all that he didn't want it?
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    The person who owns the tree was sad, since his dad that past away planted that tree because they're known for lasting generations. Shame a bunch of thugs did that just for a laugh.

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    Looks like some of those thugs need to ride bikes. A lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by borobike View Post
    Did that guy ride it for 10 feet and decide after all that he didn't want it?
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    Apparently so it seem. That's a lot of work for a short ride.
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    Some people got their head so far up their butt such that the only thing they hear is muffle when trying to explain anything to them! I only wish they take it out sometimes to smell the roses.

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    Give credit to a few of them who were trying to get the chopper to quit. I'm not sure I would have risked tussling with a guy wielding an axe.

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    If you watch the whole video you can tell they are walking back and forth to "play it cool" I thought they were fighting at first but then I relized the guy with the axe could just chop the other guy and it would be over. I don't think the person who locked there bike up there was very smart putting it in that kinda area.

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    I thought that to but if you think about it. have you ever meet a good thug who wanted to be a good person. No. Everyone of them was in on it and they should all be taken down to china town. I wouldn't belive for a heartbeart that he was trying to stop him.

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    Speechless.
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    It looks like the guys that go at the chopper are warning him about people coming. After each run in you can see people or a car pass by. What's scary is that these guys are walking around with an ax. You can't see what lock the bike has but it must've been a cable lock to be able to go around that tree. Makes you wonder why they didn't just use a bolt cutter and save some time/energy. I can't see how they have an ax handy and are not able to find a bolt cutter.

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    Seems like they also would've noticed the security camera recording them. Usually they're big and white and quite noticeable.
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    Those guys are pretty industrious, for people who are too lazy buy their own stuff.
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    according to the news report: "cunning crooks"??? that's not the adjective i'd use.

    cutting down a tree to steal a bike... that's gotta invoke some seriously bad karma. at least it's comforting to think that, since they probably won't be brought to justice in this life.

    if it was locked to a tree, it was probably a cheap cable lock. a few goods whacks with the axe would have destroyed the lock and scratched the tree. doing it the way they did, they'd still have to deal with the lock. ****ing idiots.

    this supports the argument for forced sterilization... and kills the belief that no one would chop down a tree to steal a bike.
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    That's just ridiculous. Nothing quite like ruining a piece of mother nature for your 10 foot ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Koa C. View Post
    It looks like the guys that go at the chopper are warning him about people coming. After each run in you can see people or a car pass by. What's scary is that these guys are walking around with an ax. You can't see what lock the bike has but it must've been a cable lock to be able to go around that tree. Makes you wonder why they didn't just use a bolt cutter and save some time/energy. I can't see how they have an ax handy and are not able to find a bolt cutter.
    That is pretty scary. When I used to live in the inner city, I don't recall we ever having an ax in our apartment.

    This video now remind me of an older thread here a while back title "What will you do if you see someone stealing your bike?". I think I found my answer and that's pretty much let them have it in this scenerio.
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    Some people got their head so far up their butt such that the only thing they hear is muffle when trying to explain anything to them! I only wish they take it out sometimes to smell the roses.

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    I lose faith in humanity when I see s**t like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamDZ View Post
    I lose faith in humanity when I see s**t like this.
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    Pretty disappointing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colleen c View Post
    This video now remind me of an older thread here a while back title "What will you do if you see someone stealing your bike?". I think I found my answer and that's pretty much let them have it in this scenerio.
    yeah... unless you've got a riot-control fire-extinguisher full of pepper-spray, or a machine ***, best to keep walking when a group of hoodies is using an axe (or any other medieval weapon) to steal your bike.

    even on the internet, most people wouldn't be too macho if they turned a corner and found that. just keep walking and call the police. don't even mention the bike... just a group of guys swinging an axe on a corner in brooklyn. any cop with more than a week of experience would approach the scene with lights and sirens, hoping that they'll leave before he gets close enough to even see them.
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    So one guy chops the tree down and another rides the bike in a circle? WTH was that all about? The whole thing was pointless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jyossarian View Post
    So one guy chops the tree down and another rides the bike in a circle? WTH was that all about? The whole thing was pointless.
    Dumb people do pointless things.

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    I think the truly sad/scary thing here isn't even so much the goon squad behaving like this (trash will be trash)...but that they felt confident enough that no one would notice/care that they did it for over 10 minutes without much fear of getting caught.

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    Also appears the bike was only locked thru the frame, not the wheels as well.
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    I guess it was the wrong size for him. Remember folks, always check the bike for proper fitting BEFORE you chop down the tree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wisaunders View Post
    I guess it was the wrong size for him. Remember folks, always check the bike for proper fitting BEFORE you chop down the tree.
    Sound advice.
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    Ruh Roh!! NYPD is looking for the arboricider:

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