So I am riding home last night and some guy pulls over off the side of the road and accuses me of stealing his bike after asking me to pull over. I thought he needed help so I pulled over but he started yelling at me about the bike so I gave him a "cool story bro" and rode off.
I am pulling into my place, and the guy followed me home! Seriously. At this point, I am in defense mode, and I roll up to his car and tell him to get out and ID himself. He won't and calls the cops. The cops come and basically tell him he is a complete dumba55 who could have been severely beaten or shot. To boot, the bike was stolen a year and half ago and he has no serial #. He just said he had the same frame, and was "sure it was his". It is an older fuji race frame, but he told me there were onjly "10 ever made (uhh..wrong)", mis ID'd the color of the bars and seats (I had changed both) and basically looked like a blathering idiot. He then said "it was a popular bike with hipsters", and I asked how if there were only 10 made? lol.
It was so weird, that I am glad the cops showed up to ID this freak and record the incident.
So I ask..have you ever been accused of stealing a bike that you are riding?
For a disclaimer - I did not steal the bike.