Bike thief arrested, was carrying a .357
A few weeks back I wrote about my disdain for vigilante action proposals (1, 2) for dealing with bike thieves. “MS”, who had just had his bike stolen, disagreed in the comments. Since then, he found his bike on Craigslist, and worked with LAPD to set up a sting operation:
UPDATE: I found my stolen bike posted on Craigslist. I reported it to the LAPD. They set up a sting. A week later, I’m picking up my bike at the LAPD Property Dept. Amazing. The seller was arrested. He was armed with a 357. If you ever see your bike on Craigslist, don’t even think of getting it yourself. (emphasis mine.)
Whoa. I think this is what I was trying to say. Don’t mix it up with bike thieves – they might be carrying. Anyway, props to MS for retrieving his bike, and double props for sharing his story.
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