Maybe he cuts bolts for a living.
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It's Christian Bale walking to the set of The Machinist sequel with his own props.
Why is the question 'thief or legit'?
haven't you considered that 'legitimate bike thief' is also possible?
any rate I doubt it, legit thieves use angle grinders, not bolt cutters
Funny looking arm. Wonder where he gets gloves to fit.
Wearing those goggles, I gotta wonder if there's a grinder in the backpack...
It's a full pack, not clear what's inside really.
OP, do not modify the wording of your post any further.
It is perfect as far as circumventing any libel legal claims by not directly implying the pictured man's occupation and leaving that to the thread viewer's discretion and opinion which they are rightfully entitled to have and share in this thread.
there are any number of reasons why someone might legitimately have bolt cutters
far fewer reasons why someone would be walking around with them partially hidden in some sort of sheath
of the legitimate reasons
remove any that would likely not involve a scrawny drug addict looking guy with hat and shades worn as a disguise
do the math
maybe look for the guy again
and tail him from a distance
if it is legit
he might walk the same route to his job as a repo man every day
he might work the same areas looking for easily liquidated bikes that are repeatedly locked in the same place
Its full of the Copper wire and tubing he just hacked from under someones house/business. Thieves don't just steal bikes. Forward these pictures to your local PD so they will have him on their radar. If hes legit it won't hurt him if not it may help solve a crime.