21 Mar '16, 3pm

Pow! Seattle's Dark Knight rescues stolen bikes

Pow! Seattle's Dark Knight rescues stolen bikes

An engineer by day, Bike Batman has tracked down and returned 22 bicycles in Seattle in the year since he began his superhero career. “It feels really good to be able to reunite people with their bikes,” says the Dark Knight on Wheels. “There are people that it means so much to. This hunk of steel and paint is worth much more than the price tag.” The Emerald City is in need of his services. The Seattle Police Department received 1,561 reports of bike thefts in 2015, a rate double that of 2010. “If you try to get cops involved, nine times out of 10, they just aren’t available to help,” says Bryan Hance, co-founder of Bike Index , an online bike registration database which allows cyclists to report if their bike is stolen.

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