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Old 07-30-08, 01:40 PM
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Video; Funny Bike Thief lesson...

What a wonderful hobby:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzJ1g-Ve8Ok

*I am not typically entertained by people getting hurt, but this is just pure humor!
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Old 07-30-08, 02:34 PM
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Interesting, lol!

Near the beach (where most towns the median income is $100,000k), no one even thought to touch the bike. Move it to Compton and sure enough...


I've had 3 cars broken into in 10 years of driving and 2 bikes stolen in 14 years of biking. I never found the people...not once. Lesson learned!
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Old 07-30-08, 02:41 PM
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Ehh... not much for revenge. The guy just falls off his bike... not as fun as hooking up a taser to the bars or seat or something.
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Old 07-30-08, 02:59 PM
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Originally Posted by alexanderaf View Post
Interesting, lol!

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I've had 3 cars broken into in 10 years of driving and 2 bikes stolen in 14 years of biking. I never found the people...not once. Lesson learned!
See, you just need to loosen some bolts before you leave your bike alone, lol

I've been fairly lucky, only had one bike stolen and another vandalized. Really lucky part was that my good bike had been backed over by a truck, so it was in the shop getting a new rim(that and the grips were the only damage) the night of the theft.

So in exchange for getting my bike backed over;

1. Good bike was safe in the shop while the discount store bike I had upgraded from was stolen from the spot I usually parked them both.
2. I got a free upgraded Rim and grips.

Go figure...
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I'm on a Blackberry Pearl and can't watch the vid. Is it the loose stem vid?
 
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I hate bike thievery but this is wrong. It is entrapment. The perpetrator, not the "thief", was lucky that the person was not seriously injured. He could have gone in the path of a vehicle. For taking a bike that was unlocked, is that justice? Do people condone this?
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If the bike hadn't been tampered with and the thief got whacked, would it have been different? If you can't deal with the heat, stay out of the kitchen.
 
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Originally Posted by Schwinnsta View Post
I hate bike thievery but this is wrong. It is entrapment. The perpetrator, not the "thief", was lucky that the person was not seriously injured. He could have gone in the path of a vehicle. For taking a bike that was unlocked, is that justice? Do people condone this?
I disagree with it being entrapment. They are not persuading anyone to commit theft. They are simply leaving their bike unattended. People do that all the time, in this case they just happen to be filming it.

I condone it, so that's a yes. Like I said in my OP, I typically don't think people getting hurt is funny. Criminals on the other hand = no sympathy from me and lots of

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If the bike hadn't been tampered with and the thief got whacked, would it have been different? If you can't deal with the heat, stay out of the kitchen.
Well said
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Old 07-30-08, 07:23 PM
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excrement of a person, both.
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And that is why you always do a safety check lol. A fair point about if he had gotten seriously injured, but I think I would still find it hard to care.

Actually, that kid who purposefully knocks it over seems to bother me just a bit more than the thief. At least the thief was probably intending to do something like use it or sell it, not just to try to randomly wreck something.

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And that is why you always do a safety check lol. A fair point about if he had gotten seriously injured, but I think I would still find it hard to care.

Actually, that kid who purposefully knocks it over seems to bother me just a bit more than the thief. At least the thief was probably intending to do something like use it or sell it, not just to try and randomly wreck something.
I saw that, as well, and felt the same way. Bottom line, if you have never owned anything nice, you can't and won't respect anything nice.
 
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Originally Posted by kellyjdrummer View Post
I saw that, as well, and felt the same way. Bottom line, if you have never owned anything nice, you can't and won't respect anything nice.
I don't think that bike qualifies as "nice".
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Originally Posted by Schwinnsta View Post
I hate bike thievery but this is wrong. It is entrapment. The perpetrator, not the "thief", was lucky that the person was not seriously injured. He could have gone in the path of a vehicle. For taking a bike that was unlocked, is that justice? Do people condone this?
I do, even if my viewpoint is not considered "politically correct". I'm pretty sick of those cases when people end up liable and actually have to pay a burglar who breaks into their home and then hurts himself by falling through a rotten step on their staircase or drinks paint thinner that was kept in a whiskey bottle. Your stuff can be as safe or as unsafe as you care to make it, and anyone who tries to use it unlawfully should be responsible for what happens as a result.
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I don't think that bike qualifies as "nice".
No doubt, but it really didn't seem to matter either way to the twit that knocked it over.
 
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Okay, I got a chuckle out of this.

That aside, I believe that it would be considered illegal because the possiblities of what could have happened to the thief. I do believe in people getting what they deserve, but this put the thief's life at risk.

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Keep the honest person honest. This is tempts the individual. However, if it had a lock and they broke the lock to get to the bike, great vid.
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The comments on the video are not cool. Folks calling the people the n word. It's an economical thing..not a cultural thing.

Folks are soo ignorant. Take that bike to poor working class places in sacramento or bakersfield.....or riverside...where there a larger populations of whites,asians and/or lationos... The bike would be gone just the same.

That video was a straight set up to make black folks look like thieves. Lets take an unlock bike to all white middle class wherever...and than lets take an unlocked bike to poor black working class compton. Ummm....I could have told you how that was going to turn out before seeing the video.
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I agree completely - total setup for black people. I live in a poor (but not as poor as Compton) almost entirely white area, and that bike might have gone quicker here. I was astonished (and not for the first time) at the number of Youtubers looking for a way to offload on black people, too.
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Originally Posted by kellyjdrummer View Post
No doubt, but it really didn't seem to matter either way to the twit that knocked it over.
You just don't get it ...
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I agree completely - total setup for black people. I live in a poor (but not as poor as Compton) almost entirely white area, and that bike might have gone quicker here. I was astonished (and not for the first time) at the number of Youtubers looking for a way to offload on black people, too.
Like that guy going on black neigbourhoods with the KKK costume?
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Put a Trek logo on the frame and it would have been stolen at either location.
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Originally Posted by Schwinnsta View Post
I hate bike thievery but this is wrong. It is entrapment. The perpetrator, not the "thief", was lucky that the person was not seriously injured. He could have gone in the path of a vehicle. For taking a bike that was unlocked, is that justice? Do people condone this?
what kind of mindset is that? "it isn't locked up so it must be ok to take. i mean the guy didnt want it or he would have locked it up, right? right?!"



that punk got what he deserved. he shouldnt have taken a bike and maybe the bike was resting there because it was broken.

i hope he broke something to be honest.
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Originally Posted by Schwinnsta View Post
I hate bike thievery but this is wrong. It is entrapment. The perpetrator, not the "thief", was lucky that the person was not seriously injured. He could have gone in the path of a vehicle. For taking a bike that was unlocked, is that justice? Do people condone this?
You don't know what entrapment is. Your use of quotation marks around thief is strange.

However, setting booby traps to protect your property can get you in trouble. I don't know if this qualifies. Even so, I condone this.
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