Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Road Cycling
Reload this Page >

Colorado woman spots stolen bike on Craigslist, Steals it back

Notices
Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

Colorado woman spots stolen bike on Craigslist, Steals it back

Old 11-10-11, 09:25 AM
  #1  
volosong
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
volosong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: North Idaho
Posts: 2,809

Bikes: n + 1

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 32 Post(s)
Liked 27 Times in 15 Posts
Colorado woman spots stolen bike on Craigslist, Steals it back

Link to ABC News article about the Colorado woman spots stolen bike on Craigslist, Steals it back.

Quick thinking woman.
volosong is offline  
Old 11-10-11, 09:29 AM
  #2  
Matt Gaunt
Senior Member
 
Matt Gaunt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: London, UK
Posts: 2,304
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Technically, if it's yours, it's not stealing it back. Good on her, anyway!
__________________
Matt
2018 Enigma Excel Pic|| 2010 Kinesis Decade Convert2 Pic || 2008 Kinesis RC2 Pics || 2007 Kinesis Pha5e Pics || 2005 Kinesis RC Pics || 1996 Raleigh Max Pics
Matt Gaunt is offline  
Old 11-10-11, 09:34 AM
  #3  
2ndGen
CAADdict
 
2ndGen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: BF Heaven
Posts: 6,756

Bikes: 2009 Cannondale CAAD9-?

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
A Colorado woman took matters into her own hands when her bike was stolen from outside of a Boulder sports bar. She tracked down her stolen bike on Craigslist, pretended to be an interested buyer and stole back her own bike.

Kathryn Lucas, 25, parked her bike outside of a bar where she went to watch a University of Colorado football game on the night of Oct. 4, according to ABC News’ Denver affiliate KMGH.

When she left the bar to head home, she discovered that her black Trek 1.2 road bike was missing. After filing a police report, she and her roommate began searching Craigslist to see if the thief was trying to sell the bike.

Sure enough, Lucas found a posting with a photo of her bike. She immediately recognized her bike’s red handle-bar tape and her water bottle holder.

Lucas responded to the Craigslist ad, pretending to be an interested buyer. Minutes later, a person using the name “Lance Robinson” responded with his phone number and instructed her to text him so he could send her his address.

On Sunday, Lucas went to the man’s apartment complex and asked if she could test ride the bike. “I started riding it and knew it was my bike, so I just kept riding it,” Lucas told KMGH. “I rode it to my car and then threw it it in my car and then drove away.

Lucas said she had not been planning on getting the bike back that way, but took advantage of an opportunity and made a spur-of-the-moment decision.

“They were a lot bigger than I thought they were,” Lucas said. “I thought it’d be like a little person that stole bikes and I’d be like, ‘Hey, I called the police and that’s my bike and you’re trying to sell it to me,’ but I just took it for a ride and went with it.”

After she had recovered her bike, Lucas called the police and gave them the thief’s address. “Lance Robinson” turned out to be 18-year-old Denzel O’Neal Crawford, who did not have a prior police record.

Crawford was arrested, confessed to stealing the bike and was released on bond. Police also told Lucas that, though her recovery mission was successful, it was not a tactic they recommend, according to KMGH. “They told me for future reference that I probably would not want to do that by myself,” Lucas said.


[IMG]********************************data/media/2/applause.gif[/IMG]



___________________________________________________________
(and amen to your sig volosong)

Last edited by 2ndGen; 11-10-11 at 09:45 AM.
2ndGen is offline  
Old 11-10-11, 09:36 AM
  #4  
ColinL
Two-Wheeled Aficionado
 
ColinL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Wichita
Posts: 4,903

Bikes: Santa Cruz Blur TR, Cannondale Quick CX dropbar conversion & others

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 4 Times in 4 Posts
huge to this woman. not the safest thing she's ever done, but crafty and bold.
ColinL is offline  
Old 11-10-11, 09:42 AM
  #5  
pallen
Descends like a rock
 
pallen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Posts: 4,030

Bikes: Scott Foil, Surly Pacer

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Liked 4 Times in 4 Posts
awesome. I hope she called from someone else's phone.
pallen is offline  
Old 11-10-11, 09:44 AM
  #6  
Beau210
Senior Member
 
Beau210's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: San Marcos, Texas
Posts: 359

Bikes: Orbea Onix TLT

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Read this on yahoo yesterday lol
Beau210 is offline  
Old 11-10-11, 10:23 AM
  #7  
Seattle Forrest
Senior Member
 
Seattle Forrest's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 23,027
Mentioned: 82 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17995 Post(s)
Liked 9,819 Times in 5,568 Posts
Good for her!
Seattle Forrest is offline  
Old 11-10-11, 10:34 AM
  #8  
DGlenday
Senior Member
 
DGlenday's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Frederick, MD
Posts: 1,248

Bikes: Cannondale, Trek

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 33 Post(s)
Liked 2 Times in 1 Post
Brilliant
DGlenday is offline  
Old 11-10-11, 10:35 AM
  #9  
2ndGen
CAADdict
 
2ndGen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: BF Heaven
Posts: 6,756

Bikes: 2009 Cannondale CAAD9-?

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts


2ndGen is offline  
Old 11-10-11, 10:58 AM
  #10  
DScott
It's ALL base...
 
DScott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 6,716
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Her: ¡Qué cojones!

Him: Never as bright a future as hers.
DScott is offline  
Old 11-10-11, 11:00 AM
  #11  
pdedes
ka maté ka maté ka ora
 
pdedes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: wessex
Posts: 4,423

Bikes: breezer venturi - red novo bosberg - red, pedal force cg1 - red, neuvation f-100 - da, devinci phantom - xt, miele piste - miche/campy, bianchi reparto corse sbx, concorde squadra tsx - da, miele team issue sl - ultegra

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 25 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
nephew did that. his stepfather and the police, however were the backup.
pdedes is offline  
Old 11-10-11, 11:14 AM
  #12  
RichardGlover
2nd Amendment Cyclist
 
RichardGlover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Cary, NC
Posts: 1,036

Bikes: Schwinn 2010 World Street, Handsome Speedy w/ SRAM Apex

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
I wonder if she'll invest in a bike lock now?
RichardGlover is offline  
Old 11-10-11, 11:27 AM
  #13  
Gluteus
Maximus
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,846
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Awesome!
Gluteus is offline  
Old 11-10-11, 11:32 AM
  #14  
MikeyBoyAz
Middle-Aged Member
 
MikeyBoyAz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Mesa, AZ
Posts: 2,276

Bikes: Bianchi Infinito CV 2014, TREK HIFI 2011, Argon18 E-116 2013

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 24 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
that is freaking awesome. Ballsy, but awesome.
MikeyBoyAz is offline  
Old 11-10-11, 11:46 AM
  #15  
2ndGen
CAADdict
 
2ndGen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: BF Heaven
Posts: 6,756

Bikes: 2009 Cannondale CAAD9-?

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Originally Posted by pdedes View Post
nephew did that. his stepfather and the police, however were the backup.
I was about 8 when my Schwinn Stingray got stolen.
My cousins caught the guy at the park a few blocks away.
They threw him a beatin' and sent word to me to come get my bike.
2ndGen is offline  
Old 11-10-11, 11:58 AM
  #16  
rangerdavid
Senior Member
 
rangerdavid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Boone, North Carolina
Posts: 5,094

Bikes: 2009 Cannondale CAAD9-6 2014 Trek Domaine 5.9

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Awesome!!! What a total dumbass that guy is.
rangerdavid is offline  
Old 11-10-11, 12:04 PM
  #17  
FactVord
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Queens, NY
Posts: 744

Bikes: 2011 Scott S30, 2012 Tarmac SL3

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Epic.
FactVord is offline  
Old 11-10-11, 12:09 PM
  #18  
ussprinceton
Senior Member
 
ussprinceton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Durham, NC 27705 USA
Posts: 845

Bikes: '19 S-Works Tarmac(white letters), '19 S-Works Tarmac(black letters), '22 Allez Elite, '03 Trek fuel100

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 65 Post(s)
Liked 28 Times in 23 Posts
lucky for her to find the bike listed on CL
ussprinceton is offline  
Old 11-10-11, 12:13 PM
  #19  
SlimRider
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Northern California
Posts: 5,804

Bikes: Raleigh Grand Prix, Giant Innova, Nishiki Sebring, Trek 7.5FX

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
At 18 y/o, I hope he doesn't do too many more stupid things like that!

The next time, things might not end so well for him. Afterall, he's still able to walk around!

- Slim
SlimRider is offline  
Old 11-10-11, 01:41 PM
  #20  
HokuLoa
Blissketeer
 
HokuLoa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 1,335
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Yeah, Boulder/Denver is small enough that I personally would not want that kind of attention. Great that she got her bike back but she may want to keep and eye over her shoulder from now on. Better to get the bike back, and get him arrested anonymously.
HokuLoa is offline  
Old 11-10-11, 01:54 PM
  #21  
idc
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Virginia/DC
Posts: 1,454

Bikes: quite a few

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Good on her. Personally, I agree I wouldn't want the attention though, even in a big city.
idc is offline  
Old 11-10-11, 02:30 PM
  #22  
kj5423
training for ragbrai
 
kj5423's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Iowa
Posts: 162

Bikes: Giant Defy 3 Road (2010), Specialized Rockhopper Comp 29er MTB (2011)

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
just me or does it look like that bike in the picture says Specialized on it
kj5423 is offline  
Old 11-10-11, 02:31 PM
  #23  
kj5423
training for ragbrai
 
kj5423's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Iowa
Posts: 162

Bikes: Giant Defy 3 Road (2010), Specialized Rockhopper Comp 29er MTB (2011)

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
never mind. i am ********.
kj5423 is offline  
Old 11-10-11, 02:44 PM
  #24  
Seattle Forrest
Senior Member
 
Seattle Forrest's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 23,027
Mentioned: 82 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17995 Post(s)
Liked 9,819 Times in 5,568 Posts
She's cute.
Seattle Forrest is offline  
Old 11-10-11, 03:13 PM
  #25  
mvnsnd
Senior Member
 
mvnsnd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: WNY
Posts: 3,069

Bikes: Caad10, Caad2

Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 345 Post(s)
Liked 103 Times in 67 Posts
Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
She's cute.
Hence the 'Fox' caption on the photo
mvnsnd is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.