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Bike Thief Gets Owned

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A Portland cyclist finds his stolen bike on Seattle’s Craigslist and conducts a DIY sting, gets bike back and thief arrested on a felony charge.


  1. MageSTYKAugust 14, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    Justice have been served on that piece of shit. Love it when a plan comes together.

  2. EHerreraAugust 14, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Coolest thing i’ve seen in a long time.

  3. jim simonsonAugust 14, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    hell yeah! i caught the guy who stole my bike a couple years ago. this guy was walking it along the rode a week after it was taken and we just happened to be driving by. i was out of the truck b4 my daughter stopped it.

    same as this guy’s bike, my bike was much modified including sticker on the down tube with the same logo as i had on my shirt…my design.

    i love a good ending.

  4. Giuseppe MagneticoAugust 14, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Too bad it didn’t go down in Switzerland, heard they hang bike thieves there.

  5. Kevin D.August 15, 2012 at 12:36 am

    Holy jeebuz man, I can’t even begin to tell you how sweet that is!! Everyone who’s ever loved a bike will be roaring out loud watching this video. Nice work guys!

  6. seanAugust 15, 2012 at 1:39 am

    This man is doing god’s work.

  7. Ed GlazarAugust 15, 2012 at 9:57 am

    Love that he’s drinking a coffee in the last scene.

  8. Mad Jack McMadAugust 15, 2012 at 11:13 am

    Soundtrack for the chase part:


  9. SteveAugust 15, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Good on you boys for keeping the violence out of this situation… I would not have been that cool, Craig would be missing some cartilage and i would have been in the squad car
    Ride Fast…

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  11. ErikAugust 17, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    This makes me so unbelievably happy. I truly hope that guy gets whats coming to him!

  12. mikeAugust 18, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    YES!! I don’t know if I would have been that level headed dealing with that dude. I’m really surprised the cops actually took them seriously, usually they don’t give a crap about stolen bikes. Cool video!

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