Menlo Park cops nab bike-napper
Original post made on Aug 7, 2009
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on Aug 7, 2009 at 1:30 pm
bike thief?? git a rope!
on Aug 7, 2009 at 4:43 pm
I have a question. A couple of times, I have seen someone riding a bicycle while steering another bicycle. Although I can think of a couple of farfetched reasons why someone might do this (a parent biking with a child to school and leaving with the child's bike because the child will be taking the bus home?) I always wonder if the person has stolen the bicycle that he (it's invariably a man) is not riding.
I should also note that the rider is typically skilled at steering the second bike, a maneuver that would be hard for many of us.
I really don't want to look at these people and think "bike thief" so I am wondering if someone has another explanation, bearing in mind that these are typically young men riding in the middle of the day, not acting suspicious in any other way.
on Aug 7, 2009 at 5:33 pm
I can't think of a good reason an adult would do that, except rarely, as in when a biking partner's bike breaks down. Why not call your local PD & ask the question? You may be missing a reason that they're aware of, & should be able to tell you if you can call that type of thing in when you see it.