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Old 02-23-10, 08:15 AM   #1
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"Bike couriers chase down bicycle thief in wild downtown pursuit"
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lano...n-pursuit.html
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Old 02-23-10, 08:35 AM   #2
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It is nice to know that complete strangers (I presume the couriers didn't know the guy who's bike had been taken) actually pay attention and give a flying ****.

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I understand that bike messengers feel very strongly about bike thieves so they must have done it on principle regardless whose bike was it. The guy was probably lucky to get away, it could have been more painful for him if they got hold of him.

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Though the story has a Hollywood finish, I'm not one for vigilante justice, and it eventually could get out of hand, causing the bike owner far more emotional and financial grief than the bike is worth.
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love this part:

"As the thefts have increased, some people have taken matters into their own hands. Last month, bike messengers downtown caught two suspected thieves, teenage boys who attended a local Catholic high school, and stripped them down to their boxer shorts before taking their cellphones, backpacks and clothes."
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I'd rather have a downed bike than a missing one.


"Last month, bike messengers downtown caught two suspected thieves, teenage boys who attended a local Catholic high school, and stripped them down to their boxer shorts before taking their cellphones, backpacks and clothes."

While it's nothing I'd do... I'm glad someone did. Though, I hope they returned/left the stuff for them somewhere, cause otherwise it really does just become another crime. eye for an eye? Eh... the embarrassment would be enough for me.
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