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Old 08-21-09, 01:10 PM   #1
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Student gets stolen bike back, and she should get an A for this effort.

It took a lot of checking Craigslist, online research, contact with police, grunt work and intelligence, but here is quite an interesting story. I do appreciate one with a happy ending.

http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/c...nt?oid=1473551
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Old 08-21-09, 01:27 PM   #2
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The article really jsut goes to show how the cops don't care and won't lift a finger to do anything.
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The article really jsut goes to show how the cops don't care and won't lift a finger to do anything.
They'll certainly lift a finger if there is a doughnut hanging off the end of it...
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It would've been a happier ending if it had explosions and kung fu.
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Man, bike theft is so easy and profitable. It's a wonder something more serious isn't done to deter it.
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Man, bike theft is so easy and profitable. It's a wonder something more serious isn't done to deter it.
Like explosions and kung fu?
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Good for her!

Now what about these 200 pound guys I see riding those 20" pink kids bikes. There has to be a special place in Hades for them. I'm real sure they did not buy those bikes.
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Good for her!

Now what about these 200 pound guys I see riding those 20" pink kids bikes. There has to be a special place in Hades for them. I'm real sure they did not buy those bikes.
They are down in level 6 in Dante's Inferno
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The article really jsut goes to show how the cops don't care and won't lift a finger to do anything.
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They'll certainly lift a finger if there is a doughnut hanging off the end of it...
Doughnuts are all we have at 3:00 am.......

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