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    portland bike thief caught - feel good thread

    Today I was sitting outside of Safeway smoking a cigarette while a kid about my age was unlocking his bike. I complemented how rad his bike was and he told me an awesome story.

    It had been stolen about 10 days ago. He found his bike on Craigslist and called the cops. The cops followed him to the house where the transaction was to take place. The kid got his bike back, the dude got arrested and 14 other stolen bikes were retrieved and returned to their owners. ****ing badass.

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    Thanks for telling us. On my local community messageboard, we were wondering if someone would have the chutzpah to post a stolen bike on craigslist. My contention is that it's rare, and you've proven that it happens at least sometimes.
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

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    ****ing bad ass indeed! May bike thieves rot!

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    this calls for a group ride.
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    Did he get the chair?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Understanding View Post
    this calls for a group ride.
    Nice.

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMOivUHp7Vo

    Similar situation a couple months ago here in LA
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    Thank god for craigslist.
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    a buddy of mine out here had his bike stolen about two months ago, and about two weeks ago it popped up on craigslist. he and 3 friends went to get it back, and the thief had set up a meeting spot across the street from a police station. they flagged down a cop and got the bike back. stoked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seedubs1 View Post
    Did he get the chair?
    would you honestly kill someone over something material and replacable like a bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brendon_ak View Post
    would you honestly kill someone over something material and replacable like a bike?



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    Nice that's great news to hear. Whenever I do a transaction on Craigslist, whether buying or selling, I am always sure to get a "title" for it (or give one). Include the serial number etc. to ensure that if anything happens, YOU have proof that you did not steal it and vice verse.

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    Don't steal bikes, bro!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMOivUHp7Vo

    Similar situation a couple months ago here in LA
    nice vid...i ****ing hate thieves with a passion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noglider View Post
    ...My contention is that it's rare, and you've proven that it happens at least sometimes.
    Next you'll be telling me there's prostitutes on Craigs list, what's next, weed?
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    my bike was stolen as well and sure enough i see it on cl but responded to late :[

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    Quote Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMOivUHp7Vo

    Similar situation a couple months ago here in LA
    I had to stop watching after I realized how dumb the people MAKING the video were. The main question the kept asking is "Why would you buy a bike?"

    WTF? Why would you buy a bike? Why not? Because I wanted it? Leave the interrogation to the cops, son.

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    I feel a little bit safer about locking my bike up in downtown now with one less person trying to rip off my bike.

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