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Old 07-30-11, 08:32 PM
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Old 07-30-11, 08:35 PM
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...nice.

They should have been a bit more assertive and held him for the police.
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Old 07-30-11, 10:56 PM
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Looks like he got away and kept his thieving tools to go rob someone else later.

If one of the honest citizens pepper prayed him, then the theif would have been stuck there, blind coughing and gagging until the police showed up. I always have a small can on me for personal protection and incidents like this. You can buy them for $3-5.
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Old 07-30-11, 11:24 PM
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If you sprayed him, he'd probably sue you for assault and win. Unless he threatened you with his knife, which he did do to the security guard.
They did catch him(or his bike anyway) because he was an idiot and couldn't unlock his own bike.

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Looks like he got away and kept his thieving tools to go rob someone else later.

If one of the honest citizens pepper prayed him, then the theif would have been stuck there, blind coughing and gagging until the police showed up. I always have a small can on me for personal protection and incidents like this. You can buy them for $3-5.

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Old 07-30-11, 11:42 PM
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Wasted opportunity to have cross-checked him into that tree...
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Old 07-30-11, 11:42 PM
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Interceptor, I like your little yellow sign,"Bicycling Against Oil Wars!" Yeah that and more of it!

I check the Portland stolen bike registry and my gosh at least 4 are stolen daily. I just think law enforcement should be doing more to curb the tide. It seems to be catching on like wild piggies making more wild piggies!


87,000 bikes stolen in London England last year. Man, this makes my blood boil!
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Old 07-30-11, 11:48 PM
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Glad they stopped it. But, yeah, I wish they would have held him down for the police.
Good to see a cyclist saving her bike.
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Old 07-31-11, 04:17 PM
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Haha. Here's that dude's final thoughts at night: I'm a thief fail and
I got tackled by a girl.
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Old 07-31-11, 05:52 PM
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slip-on vans, 3/4 length shorts, shaved head, old road bike, yep, that was hipster bait for sure.
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Old 07-31-11, 08:08 PM
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Here's another takedown.

Paintballers ambush bike thief
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Old 07-31-11, 10:01 PM
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Originally Posted by cloudrider View Post
Here's another takedown.

Paintballers ambush bike thief
Please do not post this as if it was some sort of victory for bicycle owners. Vigilante justice is not justice.
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Old 07-31-11, 10:05 PM
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Originally Posted by ibis_ti View Post
If you sprayed him, he'd probably sue you for assault and win. Unless he threatened you with his knife, which he did do to the security guard.
They did catch him(or his bike anyway) because he was an idiot and couldn't unlock his own bike.
Based upon what information? I find that highly unlikely, as the intent of the pepper spray was not malicious. A gun, on the other hand, would be an unreasonable amount of force.
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Originally Posted by Cyclomania View Post
Interceptor, I like your little yellow sign,"Bicycling Against Oil Wars!"
Yeah that and more of it!
I got it from a website that sells license plates and t-shirts for cyclists, I forgot which one
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Originally Posted by itsthewoo View Post
Please do not post this as if it was some sort of victory for bicycle owners. Vigilante justice is not justice.
OH YEAH IT IS!!!

It's immediate, it's gratifying, it sends a message RIGHT THEN RIGHT THERE that this sort of crap isn't to be tolerated. Mind you, I have zero respect for the cops to ever be a force for good in my life.
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Old 07-31-11, 11:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Captain Blight View Post
OH YEAH IT IS!!!

It's immediate, it's gratifying, it sends a message RIGHT THEN RIGHT THERE that this sort of crap isn't to be tolerated. Mind you, I have zero respect for the cops to ever be a force for good in my life.
This is the very reason why it is not justice. Far too often, it serves as an outlet for people's anger and frustration which leads to an inappropriate punishment for the crime incurred, especially in a group setting like the video (pack mentality).
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Old 08-01-11, 10:15 AM
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Originally Posted by itsthewoo View Post
leads to an inappropriate punishment for the crime incurred,
The justice system doesn't exactly meter out an appropriate punishment, either. Slap on the wrist fine, and an "off you go, don't do it again" isn't exactly a deterrent.
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Old 08-01-11, 10:27 AM
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Originally Posted by cloudrider View Post
Here's another takedown.

Paintballers ambush bike thief
Ha ha ha, that hurt. I bet they run their markers at highest possible pressure. Good stuff.

Originally Posted by itsthewoo View Post
Please do not post this as if it was some sort of victory for bicycle owners. Vigilante justice is not justice.
It's often the only justice and it works. That f**k learned a lesson.

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OH YEAH IT IS!!!

It's immediate, it's gratifying, it sends a message RIGHT THEN RIGHT THERE that this sort of crap isn't to be tolerated. Mind you, I have zero respect for the cops to ever be a force for good in my life.
Yup.
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Old 08-01-11, 02:47 PM
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Originally Posted by itsthewoo View Post
Please do not post this as if it was some sort of victory for bicycle owners. Vigilante justice is not justice.
I disagree. Looking at other people's replies, it seems i'm not alone.
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Old 08-01-11, 03:09 PM
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@ 5'9" and 220 lbs - I take down that POS thief and he is staying down...
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Old 08-01-11, 04:05 PM
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It may or may not be justice, but its certainly more of a deterrent. As far as I'm concerned, when you walk up and start taking someone's property, I cant really find any sympathy for what may happen to you.
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The reason bike theft, and other theft, is so rampant is that the punishment in most cases is laughable and the thieves know they can usually get away with it. Physical punishment is not legal (too bad) but works very well. If people knew that the consequences of their actions would be painful, they'd probably reconsider. I totally believe that physical punishment for theft should be brought back. Nothing like some good beating for stealing stuff.
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The interesting thing for me was how quickly he was able to defeat the lock. I don't think there was a U-lock or heavy chain involved. Probably just a cheap cable lock.
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Old 08-01-11, 09:35 PM
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Originally Posted by itsthewoo View Post
Please do not post this as if it was some sort of victory for bicycle owners. Vigilante justice is not justice.
Bulls##t. He was lucky, in some places its legal for the property owner to shoot that thief with a real gun.

I hope they were running the highest possible pressures in their guns, and that at least some of the paintballs were frozen solid.
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Old 08-02-11, 01:56 AM
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Originally Posted by itsthewoo View Post
Please do not post this as if it was some sort of victory for bicycle owners. Vigilante justice is not justice.
I was going to post a snarky response asking you to justify your response on ethical/philosophical/legal grounds. Then everyone posted after you, and I realized how stupid everyone is, particularly when mob mentality kicks in. So I guess I have to concede this one.
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Originally Posted by cloudrider View Post
Here's another takedown.

Paintballers ambush bike thief
I have to agree with everyone else...this video made me smile. Epic win for vigilante justice
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