Not long ago I posted about my bike being stolen from campus.
It was locked to the rack near the library for many nights.
There were almost never any other bikes locked at this rack except for one abundant bmx,
which also disappeared the same night, leaving pieces of cut chain that it was locked with.
Well, but another bike mysteriosly appeared to be left at the rack. It was a late model diamond back outlook, without cable in read derailleur, bent handle bar, bent right pedal and bent oversized saddle.
So it was left there absolutely unlocked for 4 nights.
So I tend to conclude that thief/s left this bike and rode mine away.
I rolled this bike to another locker near the police station (with camera survaillence) and locked it with a U-lock. I also think about telling police the diamond back, but not sure.
So, the question is, is it ethical for me to do that, or even wait and if no one claims it, try sell it or ride until I buy another bike...?
What do you guys think could be the case in all this events.
What would be ethical thing to do in this situation?