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Old 07-17-08, 05:22 PM
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you have got to read this story to believe it

Woman arrested for stealing 15-year-old's bike

I'd like to say that there's a special place in hell for her, but I'm afraid she'd be too dumb to realize where she was.
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Old 07-17-08, 07:57 PM
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Rather ignorant and presumptive of her, but it sounds like justice was served.
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She's giving people named "Darla" a bad rep.



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She was probably right in the middle of typing out her "Someone stole my bike and I recovered it!" post... And how knows, maybe it WAS her bike, certainly not the right way to go about it.
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Originally Posted by StephenH View Post
She was probably right in the middle of typing out her "Someone stole my bike and I recovered it!" post... And how knows, maybe it WAS her bike, certainly not the right way to go about it.
at the first part of your post.

Regarding the second part of of your post, that's exactly what I was thinking. There may be more to the story than just some woman randomly stealing a bike from the kid.
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Old 07-17-08, 08:53 PM
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"Officers told Duncan that the bicycle is mass produced and there may be more than one in the town."



Too bad she couldn't come to this conclusion on her own. It was funny to read it in the article.
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Old 07-18-08, 03:07 AM
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I am of two minds about it...no mention of serial number or proof of ownership? Given the lukewarm response and/or total lack of response from police when my bikes have been stolen I can sympathize with her (if her bike was stolen).

I had a very distinctive bike stolen, reported it to the police. A few days later I am walking the neighborhood behind mine and I see several of the accessories that have been stripped off the bike laying beside a house, call police...they are totally disinterested and refuse to come and speak to the person living in the house. I retrieve my things from beside the house. A week later I see a kid (most like the one that stole it) riding the bike go into the local stop and rob. I grab the front wheel off the bike and call the cops. At first they wanted to lock me up for harassing the kid. But after convincing them to check the serial number against the database/police report they came to the conclusion it was my bike. FWIW the number wasn't in the database, I had to provide them with a copy of the police report! Of course the brat claimed someone "gave" him the bike, so nothing was done. He was charged a few years later with bank robbery and drug dealing...go figure!

I have also retrieved a buddy's very distinctive Alan bike by driving up along side the bike grabbing the top tube and telling the little brat he had two choices, get off or go for a ride.

In our area police don't seem to think that bicycle theft or any property theft for that matter is a high priority. I was told by one officer "that is why you are supposed to have insurance". I told him I thought I paid taxes to provide for his services...and that included protecting my property and rights along with arresting criminals and following up on reports of stolen property...guess I was wrong.


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Old 07-18-08, 03:18 AM
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I wonder how much time she will get for her sentence. I hope she gets some prison time, but knowing the court system, she will likely get a suspended sentence. At least with a felony on her rap sheet, she isn't going to be let near anything valuable for the rest of her life.
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I wonder how much time she will get for her sentence. I hope she gets some prison time, but knowing the court system, she will likely get a suspended sentence. At least with a felony on her rap sheet, she isn't going to be let near anything valuable for the rest of her life.

Don't know why. I mean with all the intelligent drug laws and sentencing guidelines we should have plenty of room for her.
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Originally Posted by wahoonc View Post
In our area police don't seem to think that bicycle theft or any property theft for that matter is a high priority. I was told by one officer "that is why you are supposed to have insurance". I told him I thought I paid taxes to provide for his services...and that included protecting my property and rights along with arresting criminals and following up on reports of stolen property...guess I was wrong.


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Hey, they're probably too busy busting medical marijuana users to have time to worry about little things like theft.
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Old 07-18-08, 12:28 PM
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I can't really just let all of the police bashing go unanswered. My step son was a Police officer in a local suburb. The cops on patrol don't set the priorities, that comes from the chief, mayor and city council.

In there defense, I would also ask how many of you would like to deal day in and day out with the dregs of society. When he worked nights, he got to meet every creep and cretan on the face of the earth and all while they were drunk or high. Even a simple traffic stop, could and did turn into some pretty nasty life threatening situations. He only was able to do it for a couple of years and has since moved on. So let's lay off the police bashing for a little while.

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Originally Posted by Torgrot View Post
I can't really just let all of the police bashing go unanswered. My step son was a Police officer in a local suburb. The cops on patrol don't set the priorities, that comes from the chief, mayor and city council.

In there defense, I would also ask how many of you would like to deal day in and day out with the dregs of society. When he worked nights, he got to meet every creep and cretan on the face of the earth and all while they were drunk or high. Even a simple traffic stop, could and did turn into some pretty nasty life threatening situations. He only was able to do it for a couple of years and has since moved on. So let's lay off the police bashing for a little while.

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I don't think anybody denies that police have a tough job, but when you have your mode of transportation stolen and the police act as though it's no big deal, that is going to sour your attitude a little bit.
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Old 07-22-08, 09:44 PM
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That happened to me me two years ago,a black youth accused me of stealing his wal-mart bike(it was mine,bought it at wal-mart)stopped and insisted of me giving it to him,I resisted and some people were watching and he seen that and left.Didnt take it.
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Opposite side -- some 14-y-o black youth tried to walk off with my stepson's bike, right in front of our house. Since I'd built the thing from scratch, there was no chance in HELL of a mistake. I stopped him in the middle of the street, refused to listen to his, "C'mon, man, it's my bike!" prattle. Took about 20 seconds, and he and his friends walked off bikeless.
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I was approached by two white guys who wanted my advice on posting in Bike Forums to imply that it is "Black Youths" who steal bikes.

I told them I have no idea who steals bikes, as I've never seen a bike stolen. But, I told them I know a racist when I smell them.
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when i was 10 my bike was stolen by a white kid, if that makes anyone feel better.

i hated that bike anyway.

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