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    Senior member Dan Burkhart's Avatar
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    Bike stolen at NAHBS

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    They hang horse thieves...

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    Chutzpah , with a capital C ..

    watch Ebay & CL, stolen property no longer needs Someone to 'Fence' stuff

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    Dang, I hate thieves. My other hobby is drag racing. Last week, a drag racer in the Atlanta area had his trailer and race car stolen out of his own driveway - and they professionally drilled the truck door skin in just the right spot to disable the door lock, move his truck, and steal the enclosed race trailer with the car inside. The victim is out close to $100,000. Just got word that his race car was found, cut up and stripped of all goodies. $Reward Stolen Chevy II SG & Goldrush Tra For Sale. The theft story even got airtime on the local CBSnews in Atlanta.

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    Don't give up looking for it. If you see it on craigslist I would go out and meet them, ask for a test ride then take off. If you see it locked up somewhere lock it up with your own lock if you have the means. Of course the safest option is to get the police involved only if you have the serial number registered otherwise you have no proof its yours, but not everybody has their bike registered so it takes some creative thinking sometimes

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    The thief was caught and bike returned within 6 hours.
    Hooray!

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    Kind of like stealing Bo Diddley's cigar, box inspired custom electric guitar from a Gig , there's only One in existence..
    It Too was only gone a few hours before recovered..

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bo-Diddley.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by nkfrench View Post
    The thief was caught and bike returned within 6 hours.
    Hooray!
    Anymore information on how it was recovered?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tigerteeuwen View Post
    Anymore information on how it was recovered?
    NAHBS | North American Handmade Bicycle Show | Stolen Bike ? FOUND!!! | #NAHBS

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    Just curious did you have the bike's serial number registered with the police or did they arrest the thief though pure description of the stolen bike?

    I had a police officer refuse to help me out when i found my stolen bike because I didn't register the serial number.

    Congrats on getting your bike back. Im happy that dirtbag went to jail too. Too many bike thieves get away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cougrrcj View Post
    Dang, I hate thieves. My other hobby is drag racing. Last week, a drag racer in the Atlanta area had his trailer and race car stolen out of his own driveway - and they professionally drilled the truck door skin in just the right spot to disable the door lock, move his truck, and steal the enclosed race trailer with the car inside. The victim is out close to $100,000. Just got word that his race car was found, cut up and stripped of all goodies. $Reward Stolen Chevy II SG & Goldrush Tra For Sale. The theft story even got airtime on the local CBSnews in Atlanta.
    Excuse the live'n snot out of me here folks but parking a $100K car of ANYKIND in your driveway where thieves can get to it is foolish beyond belief.

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    stolen from the booth, wow, good job security.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis Le Tour View Post
    Excuse the live'n snot out of me here folks but parking a $100K car of ANYKIND in your driveway where thieves can get to it is foolish beyond belief.
    That's not what I read. The thieves broke into the tow rig which was blocking the trailer in the driveway. The race car was in the trailer, and the two together were worth a believable 100 grand. Do you park your transport trailer in your garage?

    The thieves were professionals who obviously knew exactly what they were after.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nkfrench View Post
    The thief was caught and bike returned within 6 hours.
    Hooray!
    Hopefully, the value of the bike will result in a felony charge (and conviction) against the miscreant who stole it.

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    Lots of race cars are kept in their transport trailers overnight. Heck, many are kept that way over the Winter in storage lots. It is already race season down South, so having the truck hooked up to the trailer with the race car in it in the victim's driveway is very believable. Note if you watch the news video, it was not parked out in the open, but rather in a very large carport-type structure next to the house. The thieves brought their own truck, so they unhooked the victims truck, expertly drilled the door to unlock it to move it, hooked up their own truck to the trailer, then drove off with the trailer/race car. Nothing was going to stop these guys. They knew exactly what the victim had and precisely how to get it, leaving the identifiable parts strewn in the woods, and parting out the rest.

    Anyway, sorry for taking this thread off topic...

    ...other than I HATE THIEVES!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nans View Post
    Just curious did you have the bike's serial number registered with the police or did they arrest the thief though pure description of the stolen bike?

    I had a police officer refuse to help me out when i found my stolen bike because I didn't register the serial number.

    Congrats on getting your bike back. Im happy that dirtbag went to jail too. Too many bike thieves get away.
    I have no affiliation with the bicycle, the manufacturer, nor the bicycle show. I just read the post on the NAHBS website. Sorry about your experience.

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    Good.
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    That is an ugly bicycle to go to jail over.

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