We need harsher penalties for bike theft (monetary value doesn't work here cause it doesn't account for the inconvenience and financial hardship of having a bike stolen.) And we always need better places to lock up (preferably inside with security that carries a liability since we've learned that the CTA could care less.) Oh yeah, and NEVER EVER use a cable lock. I don't get how many i still see.
43rd and Ashland, "swap-o-rama." Not the first I've heard of a stolem bike turning up there.
Did a little recon mission with a partner last summer but no smoking guns that day.
Is this the gal who posted on here maybe a week ago asking where to look for a stolen bike?
Any way we could get more of this story?
mattbikes1 said:Funny story, the third bike that my friend had stolen was recover at the Ashland and 41st swap meet. She was notified of the location of her bike by a friend and confronted the guys and they handed it back to her without incident. This, I assume, is a one in a thousand chance happening. Good for her! Good for justice!