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Old 06-09-11, 07:12 PM   #1
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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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Another news link showing size of tree trunk
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Old 06-09-11, 07:20 PM   #2
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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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Old 06-09-11, 07:39 PM   #3
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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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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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Old 06-09-11, 09:29 PM   #6
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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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Old 06-09-11, 09:33 PM   #9
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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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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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I lose faith in humanity when I see s**t like this.
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I lose faith in humanity when I see s**t like this.
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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 gun, 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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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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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:

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documen...urderer-532901
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