Good Old England...

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    Arch Damn You! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    haha..... in Portsmouth too.... not supprising.... i do feel sorry for him, but in a way its kinds funny.
     
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    Figures... :(

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    poor guy
     
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    Could have guessed it would have been England..

    Poor guy.
     
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    Should not be too hard to find in public. Unless it was vandals who took it out of spite.
     
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    that's sad and funny all at the same time. i'm curious how it got stolen when he had it so securely tied up with bungee cords :hertz:

    my bike was stolen once... losers dumped it in a nearby park and the cops picked it up... i got it a few days later. maybe he'll get lucky...
     
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    My driver's license was revoked (DUI) years ago and I started riding a bike. I parked it outside a church where I was attending an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting and it was stolen! Talk about being kicked when you're down! I reported it to the police but of course nothing came of it. A year later I found the bike on my own - at a police auction!! Trust me, you can't make this stuff up... Poor guy - hopefully it'll show up.
     
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    So the Police actually found the bike, and didn't call you.

    Gotta love that.
     
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    I believe the chap has had his bike recovered from a nearby park!!

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    Has no-one read the start of the article?

    "knocked down by a truck in the Chilean desert"
    " chased by a mob through the streets of Haiti"


    I'd consider those two a bit worse than your bike getting nicked when it's not been secured properly. ;)


    I had my bike stolen from my shed.
    http://www.blueyedmuffin.co.uk/arse/?p=56
    I wasn't happy about it. ;)

    And this is from a post I made on another forum last week.
     
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    I am also a member of the stolen bike club -a couple of years ago I made the mistake of tying my bike up to a post opposite my local petrol station. Figured it couldn't really be stolen while I was watching from inside the shop on the other side of the road - wrong. Van stopped right there in the road, some scumbag leapt out, cut the ropes and had it in the back of the van in the time it took me to run out the shop door. What annoyed me most is my bad luck that of the three or four vehicles that went past, one had to contain bike thieves, and particularly athletic ones too. :angry1:

    Interesting reading your article there Ferny - seems that like me you were impressed by the police's response. I personally am glad that they've decided to abandon the traditional policy of looking for thieves and returning the things they stole, and replace it with a policy of giving people numbers. Incident numbers are wonderful things - they're a bit like those numbered tickets you take at the cheese or meat counter, with the exception that after taking one you don't actually get any service. The great advantage of them is of course that whenever you feel like a victim you can look at your number, remember you're one of thousands, and stop feeling sorry for yourself.

    While I feel sympathy for herr Stücke, I can't help thinking that I've missed an opportunity here - if when my bike got stolen I'd told the police I was on a round-the-world trip maybe I would have got a replacement too. Maybe this could be applied to other stolen property too... "It's terrible officer, I took that Ipod all round the world with me, and now it gets stolen here... don't suppose you've got a spare one lying around Lost Property?" :)
     

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