26 Aug '13, 6pm

Girl steals bike back from bike thief

Girl steals bike back from bike thief

A young woman in Vancouver found her stolen bike posted for sale on Craigslist, so she contacted the thief posing as an interested buyer, took the bike for a test ride — and just kept riding. The woman contacted police immediately when her bike was stolen, then called them back when her friend sent her the Craigslist post. But they said they might not be able to get back to her today — and by the time they could make it, she reasoned, the bike might be sold and gone, instead of being a mere two blocks away in the custody of a lazy thief. She described the decision-making process in a Reddit post : He has posted from an address that was 2 blocks from where it was originally stolen. Immediately I called the police again and told them the information I received from my friend. The lady told me that someone would call me back and it might not be today. THIS GUY IS SELLING MY B...

Full article: http://grist.org/list/girl-steals-bike-back-from-bike-thief/

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