We know people go to extraordinary lengths to recover a stolen bicycle. We have featured some of these stories here on Going Going Bike over the last couple of years.
The story we are about to feature here is a little bit different in that the owner of the bike manages to exact full revenge on the seller of stolen bike after the seller/bike thief is confronted.
The best thing about all of this is that the whole episode of confronting the bike thief is filmed and recorded by the original owner of the bike. With help from friends, the owner sets up a sting operation but as you’ll see not everything goes exactly to plan.
The whole clip, posted below, makes for interesting viewing (note there is use of industrial language in the clip throughout). We’ll leave you to watch it.
Simon Jackson, who shot the video clip, found his stolen road bike listed on Craigslist. The bike had been stolen in Portland but as you have seen, the bike ended up in Seattle, which is 160 miles away. All this happened within days of the bike being stolen.
When Simon went to confront the seller/thief, he and his friends had called the Seattle Police to make them aware of what they were doing in confronting the thief and trying to get the bike back.
They had hoped for an arrest in a public place but in the end Seattle Police Department never showed at the right time and the seller/thief ran off. This however didn’t stop Simon. He made sure justice was done and that the seller/thief was made a fool of.
We don’t know about you but as victims of bike crime ourselves; we took a small bit of pleasure in seeing the seller/thief getting his just desserts and a criminal record.