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2012-05-10 10:26:18 AM
CSB:

Was over at a neighbor's shooting the shiat. I was seated so I could see into the garage through their patio. His adult son happened to be in the room when I notice some kid walk in to their garage. While I'm asking them if they know this kid and is it OK for him to be in their garage, the kid gets on the son's very expensive Specialized mountain bike and starts to ride off. Son hauls ass after him but the kid is too fast. Fortunately another neighbor is just leaving in their car, so they pick him up and chase the kid down. And my "chase the kid down" I mean "knock him to the asphalt with the car". No damage to the bike, kid got a few scratches and hopefully a lesson. Police weren't informed for obvious reasons.
 
2012-05-10 10:28:09 AM

jimpoz: Walker: They have officers available to give high speed escorts to celebrities though.

You'd think celebrities could find escorts who are high on speed on their own.


And one of the celebrities needing a high-speed escort was Charlie Sheen. Go figure. I thought he was always in the company of "escorts".
 
2012-05-10 10:32:30 AM

OnlyM3: FTFA:
Lesh called the police, who told him they wouldn't be able to respond

Go ahead car_ _ _ and one good apple. Tell us again how you and your fellow criminals in blue are a valuable asset to society.



Yeah, because the underfunded police department should move all of its resources from, oh I don't know, trying to solve the 200 or so murders a year there, and roll everyone out for a reported theft of a FOURTEEN YEAR OLD bike.

Are you living in a cave somewhere? Most police departments don't even have the resources to respond to traffic accidents without injuries these days, and you're shocked that they didn't send the f*cking SWAT team to nab this dangerous criminal?
 
2012-05-10 10:33:22 AM
Too bad it happened in DC, if it was Florida he could have met the guy and shot him, then claim he was being robbed, after all it was his bike. Stand your ground.
/no I don't condone violence
 
2012-05-10 10:39:00 AM
I'd be more impressed if he planked him.
 
2012-05-10 10:39:27 AM

dericwater: fark the cops who have no time to help this guy, but have time to go after marijuana smokers by sniffing around doors.


Prolly didn't want to get out of his booth at the Krispy Kreme
 
2012-05-10 10:41:16 AM

I_Can't_Believe_it's_not_Boutros: bungle_jr: rudemix: FTA:which are easy to cut if you're a theft with a pair of boltcutters handy

Thank goodness this is just a little podunk news agency in a little town and not a big network in the nation's capital.

most bicycle riders, thieves, and anyone handy with tools already knows this, which is why most people with valuable stuff don't use this type of lock to protect said stuff. not like they're spilling nuclear secrets here.

I may be wrong, but I don't think that's what rudemix meant. I took it as a comment on "if you're a theft."


oh...oops...i didn't even notice that "theft" thing, ha!
 
2012-05-10 10:41:51 AM

Egoy3k: Can we please all just stop using the word 'punked' in this context?

 
2012-05-10 10:42:55 AM

mongbiohazard: dittybopper: rudemix: FTA:which are easy to cut if you're a theft with a pair of boltcutters handy

Thank goodness this is just a little podunk news agency in a little town and not a big network in the nation's capital.

Heh.

I amazed the friends of my son by opening the combination lock on one of their bicycle chains in about 30 seconds without knowing the combination. The trick is to maintain tension and manipulation the rings until you feel them 'catch'. I can't wait to see their reaction when I open a master padlock with a boot heel. They might be able to take a bullet, but not a size 11 Corcoran jump boot.


You have excellent taste in footwear sir! Wearing those same boots right now.


I didn't like them. Mostly, I just had them for inspections. For some reason, they used to really press on my achilles tendon, which would get quite painful and debilitating if I wore them for any length of time. On the plus side, they took a really nice shine, and because I rarely wore them, they made me look squared-away during uniform inspections.

I haven't seen those boots in 23 years.
 
2012-05-10 10:46:06 AM

Dimensio:

I concur; Mr. Lesh should have murdered the thief thieft.

 
2012-05-10 10:47:24 AM

Bruxellensis: You either know this thief personally, or you are making one giant assumption.

Here is a list of what we know about the criminal:
1. He stole a bike
2. He tried to sell it on Craigslist

You might be right, but to speak for this guy so matter-of-factly is just you speculating with your reasoning interjected.


Does anyone seriously doubt that someone stealing goods in order to resell them is motivated mainly by economic concerns?
 
2012-05-10 10:49:31 AM

justoneznot: So the cops refuse to help the guy, then at the end they advise you not to try to recover stolen property on your own.


That's par for the course. They don't care about minor crimes like theft unless you hand them an arrest.
 
2012-05-10 10:53:12 AM

Koodz: Why does everybody assume criminals are always going to go the revenge route? I know there's real gangsta shiat going on out there but for every criminal in prison, there's at least one judge, prosecutor, and arresting officer, and there's often a snitch and a final victim who got away. As awesome as it looks in the movies and TV, every criminal who gets out of prison doesn't try to murder those five people. In their own way, criminals are rational actors.


So very much this.

The number of irrational criminals who will actually seek revenge is very, very small, and they tend to be the violent criminals, not the thieves.
 
2012-05-10 10:54:15 AM
Calling his $600 bike purchased in 1998 "high-end" would be similar to noting that his hair is "thinning".
 
2012-05-10 10:58:43 AM

davidphogan: justoneznot: So the cops refuse to help the guy, then at the end they advise you not to try to recover stolen property on your own.

That's par for the course. They don't care about minor crimes like theft unless you hand them an arrest.


www.salem-news.com

Before you go any further, pal, I gotta tell ya it's cash up front. A thousand bucks a day for a full investigation, another thou' if the assailant is caught. Do you understand?
 
2012-05-10 10:59:45 AM

xanadian: Dimensio: flucto: And now, thanks to your bragging to the press and posing for a picture, the angry thief knows your real name, knows what you look like and can get your real address. What could possibly go wrong?

I concur; Mr. Lesh should have murdered the thief.

At least lopped off his right hand. Go all sharia law on his crooked ass.


I prefer your solution to mine. "Never go for the kill when you can go for the pain."
 
2012-05-10 11:01:49 AM

dittybopper: davidphogan: justoneznot: So the cops refuse to help the guy, then at the end they advise you not to try to recover stolen property on your own.

That's par for the course. They don't care about minor crimes like theft unless you hand them an arrest.



Before you go any further, pal, I gotta tell ya it's cash up front. A thousand bucks a day for a full investigation, another thou' if the assailant is caught. Do you understand?


When my car was stolen and recovered by me on CraigsList that's what it seemed like. They even were nice enough to change where rhey found it so it wasn't an interstate theft.
 
2012-05-10 11:05:52 AM

flucto: And now, thanks to your bragging to the press and posing for a picture, the angry thief knows your real name, knows what you look like and can get your real address. What could possibly go wrong?


They've already met face to face. That's kind of the way craigslist works.
 
2012-05-10 11:07:01 AM

dittybopper: Bruxellensis: You either know this thief personally, or you are making one giant assumption.

Here is a list of what we know about the criminal:
1. He stole a bike
2. He tried to sell it on Craigslist

You might be right, but to speak for this guy so matter-of-factly is just you speculating with your reasoning interjected.

Does anyone seriously doubt that someone stealing goods in order to resell them is motivated mainly by economic concerns?


Nope. Never doubted that. However, that doesn't necessarily mean that they have any rational control over themselves and their actions. We just don't know enough about this guy to assume he's non-violent.
 
2012-05-10 11:17:40 AM
A CABLE LOCK?!?!?!? Idiot.

U-lock with disc-lock key on a street sign post and through the frame and back wheel with a cable lock securing the front wheel, and a bike chain through a 30 width tube securing the saddle through the seat mount to the frame.
 
2012-05-10 11:25:44 AM
bought a bike new for that much 5 years ago. Probably his only bike. Since then, I bought one for 1250, and 2500 now. Still have them all. Guy paid 600, so he doesn't have any kind of insurance. I have a zero deductible personal article floater policy on them, for 40 bucks a year. Have all the paperwork on them, serial numbers and all. But who checks that out, right?
 
2012-05-10 11:29:46 AM
CSB:

One day I go out for a ride, and find my bike stolen. So I started checking Craigs list. Sure enough a yellow Mongoose bike pops up for sale a few days later. Some little 12 year old punk is selling it 'to buy a band uniform' or some such sob story. So I arrange to meet him him. When I get to the location, sure as shiat, he has my Mongoose bike. I know it's mine because it was yellow. So I pretend to be interested. I get on the bike and ask him to come over to show me something, and when he gets near, I kick him square in the nuts, and take off.

Funny thing is...it wasn't my bike. Later I found out that when I bought mine, it wasn't a special model, it just happened to be the last yellow one in stock that day.

I go to court in two weeks.
 
2012-05-10 11:33:20 AM

Bruxellensis: dittybopper: Bruxellensis: You either know this thief personally, or you are making one giant assumption.

Here is a list of what we know about the criminal:
1. He stole a bike
2. He tried to sell it on Craigslist

You might be right, but to speak for this guy so matter-of-factly is just you speculating with your reasoning interjected.

Does anyone seriously doubt that someone stealing goods in order to resell them is motivated mainly by economic concerns?

Nope. Never doubted that. However, that doesn't necessarily mean that they have any rational control over themselves and their actions. We just don't know enough about this guy to assume he's non-violent.


He picked an essentially non-violent form of criminal activity. That says a lot. It's not guarantee, of course, but just a general guideline.

Now, if the criminal in question wasn't a sneakthief but instead was a mugger or other confrontational criminal, that changes the calculus. Generally, you wouldn't do what this guy did if it was, for example, a mugger who stole X from you in person.
 
2012-05-10 11:34:23 AM
CSB- Back in college in Miami, I had my bike stolen off our back porch. Thief cut the screen and took the bike. I had a cable lock around the seat, but had not locked the bike. It was a Canadian bike in Miami, so not too common. Anyway, a few days later, I'm driving to school one morning, waiting at a red light, when a guy rides across the street ON MY BIKE! I looked to be sure, then followed him. He stopped at a cafe, locked the bike to a pole with his own lock and went inside. I parked, locked the bike with my lock and called the cops. They came, arrested the guy, and then took my bike "for evidence". Then it gets weird- a mistake in booking allows this guy to get my phone number on his paperwork, so he starts calling me at all hours of the night begging me to drop the charges. A couple of weeks later, I go to the station to get my bike, and they can't find it. They claimed it must have been stolen from their impound cage outside the station. Never saw it again. What I really missed was the seat- old, leather seat that had been on 3 of my previous bikes also. Molded to my butt perfectly. I'm guessing that Christmas some S.Miami cop's kid got a nice bike. Miami cops suck.
 
2012-05-10 11:36:39 AM

Walker: jimpoz: Walker: They have officers available to give high speed escorts to celebrities though.

You'd think celebrities could find escorts who are high on speed on their own.

And one of the celebrities needing a high-speed escort was Charlie Sheen. Go figure. I thought he was always in the company of "escorts".


If it were Charlie Sheen it would be an escort high on speed. Big difference.
 
2012-05-10 11:38:55 AM

Timmy the Tumor: OnlyM3: FTFA:
Lesh called the police, who told him they wouldn't be able to respond

Go ahead car_ _ _ and one good apple. Tell us again how you and your fellow criminals in blue are a valuable asset to society.


Yeah, because the underfunded police department should move all of its resources from, oh I don't know, trying to solve the 200 or so murders a year there, and roll everyone out for a reported theft of a FOURTEEN YEAR OLD bike.

Are you living in a cave somewhere? Most police departments don't even have the resources to respond to traffic accidents without injuries these days, and you're shocked that they didn't send the f*cking SWAT team to nab this dangerous criminal?


Resources? DCPD?
 
2012-05-10 11:41:11 AM

thelordofcheese: A CABLE LOCK?!?!?!? Idiot.

U-lock with disc-lock key on a street sign post and through the frame and back wheel with a cable lock securing the front wheel, and a bike chain through a 30 width tube securing the saddle through the seat mount to the frame.


You carry all that stuff with you ? Wouldn't that weigh more than a bike and cost as much as a cheap one ?
 
2012-05-10 11:41:48 AM

flucto: And now, thanks to your bragging to the press and posing for a picture, the angry thief knows your real name, knows what you look like and can get your real address. What could possibly go wrong?


Thief gets arrested after household security system gets tripped.
 
2012-05-10 11:42:23 AM

justoneznot: So the cops refuse to help the guy, then at the end they advise you not to try to recover stolen property on your own.


And so it gets turned into a cop hate thread.

Do you have any idea how many calls we deal with during the day? Depending on the time of day, all units could be tied up on accident reports, making arrests, death reports, disturbances, crimes in progress, anything you can think of really. I work the graveyard shift and will easily handle 30 dispatched calls in one night, that's not counting arrests which will tie you up for upwards of an hour (mainly processing at jail).

I personally helped a limo driver get his cell phone back. The proper way to do it doesn't involve one or two officers. 3 of us rode in the back of the limo with the victim, and we had at least four officers in vehicles circling the area for back up/ chase support. Once we saw the victim getting his phone back we jumped out and made the arrest. Because you never know what a criminal is capable of, you shouldn't do hat this guy did alone; he's lucky it worked out.

Be happy for the guy who got his bike back.

If you don't like the police, don't call us. Handle crimes committed against you on your own, maybe you'll all be lucky like the bike guy and not get a beating from a career criminal and robbed.
 
2012-05-10 11:42:41 AM

stirfrybry: Hey mr. policeman, I've found a theif.

Sorry, buddy, unionmanagement says we can't solve no crimes no more.


It's not the union setting the budget and assigning the manpower.
 
2012-05-10 11:44:27 AM

rudemix: FTA:which are easy to cut if you're a theft with a pair of boltcutters handy

Thank goodness this is just a little podunk news agency in a little town and not a big network in the nation's capital.


Not that it's any kind of secret, which is why you'd have to be some kind of idiot to trust a cable lock to anything other than a disposable, single-use bicycle you bought at the WalMart for $50.
 
2012-05-10 11:47:51 AM
Lesh called the police, who told him they wouldn't be able to respond right away.
D.C. Police advise citizens against trying to recover stolen property on their own


Why would people recover stolen property on their own when the police are doing such a bang up job?
 
2012-05-10 11:50:21 AM

dittybopper: Bruxellensis: dittybopper: Bruxellensis: You either know this thief personally, or you are making one giant assumption.

Here is a list of what we know about the criminal:
1. He stole a bike
2. He tried to sell it on Craigslist

You might be right, but to speak for this guy so matter-of-factly is just you speculating with your reasoning interjected.

Does anyone seriously doubt that someone stealing goods in order to resell them is motivated mainly by economic concerns?

Nope. Never doubted that. However, that doesn't necessarily mean that they have any rational control over themselves and their actions. We just don't know enough about this guy to assume he's non-violent.

He picked an essentially non-violent form of criminal activity. That says a lot. It's not guarantee, of course, but just a general guideline.

Now, if the criminal in question wasn't a sneakthief but instead was a mugger or other confrontational criminal, that changes the calculus. Generally, you wouldn't do what this guy did if it was, for example, a mugger who stole X from you in person.


Agreed. Either way, I would be a little cautious when dealing with this type of scum.
 
2012-05-10 11:52:47 AM

thelordofcheese: A CABLE LOCK?!?!?!? Idiot.

U-lock with disc-lock key on a street sign post and through the frame and back wheel with a cable lock securing the front wheel, and a bike chain through a 30 width tube securing the saddle through the seat mount to the frame.


Just drop the front wheel off, roll it next to the back and secure the whole thing with a U-lock, post on a seat leash.
 
2012-05-10 11:54:20 AM
Timmy the Tumor
>>>> OnlyM3: FTFA:
>>>> Lesh called the police, who told him they wouldn't be able to respond

>>>> Go ahead car_ _ _ and one good apple. Tell us again how you and your fellow criminals in blue
>>>> are a valuable asset to society.


Yeah, because the underfunded police department should move all of its resources from, oh I don't know, trying to solve the 200 or so murders a year there, and roll everyone out for a reported theft of a FOURTEEN YEAR OLD bike.
They solve 200 murders a year? Doubt it.


Are you living in a cave somewhere? Most police departments don't even have the resources to respond to traffic...
You mean the same d.c. p.d. that pulled this stunt?
i49.tinypic.com


... you're shocked that they didn't send the f*cking SWAT team to nab this dangerous criminal?..
Boot licker logic at its finest. I didn't mention swat. False dichotomy much?
No need for swat. No need for gun-play, no need for even 1 single man hour investment of time.

Pull officer snowball or lying-sack-of-shiat assistant chief peter newsham (both pictured above) off doughnut duty for 10 minutes and spend 5 minutes arresting the dipshiat that's ripping off dozens of innocent people. You know the exact time and place where the felon will be.

Go do your farking job or go suck-start a shotgun, I couldn't care less which, just pick one.
 
2012-05-10 12:04:15 PM

dittybopper: Bruxellensis: dittybopper: Any rational criminal is going to say "Hey, OK, I got punked. Lesson learned, ask for the money up front".

You're assuming an awful lot.

Not necessarily.

Even criminals have rational behaviors, especially those who are committing crimes for economic benefit. They may be impulsive, they may not have long term planning skills, but they generally are smart enough to at least attempt to avoid situations that might get them into trouble. Going after this guy, who went to the trouble to retrieve his property, is from an economic standpoint, a loser. It can only get him further into trouble.

Since the thief in question seems to be doing this from economic motives, picking high-end bikes on purpose and reselling them, it just doesn't make economic sense to go after the owner.

The thief may not actually *THINK* of it along those actual lines, but his actions will likely be guided by those ideas.


I disagree. What if it the thief is one of those thugs whose life revolves around respect.. These assholes will beat the living shiat out of you/kill you for whatever they feel is the slightest action of disrespect. If this is the case, this guy is farked.
 
2012-05-10 12:06:12 PM
<b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7098019/76777733#c76777733" target="_blank">ha-ha-guy</a>:</b> <i>flucto: And now, thanks to your bragging to the press and posing for a picture, the angry thief knows your real name, knows what you look like and can get your real address. What could possibly go wrong?

Well the guy already had his phone number, so he could likely have gotten an address from that. Dude should have also used one of those cheap prepaid cellphones to set up the test ride and keep his phone number hidden.</i>

He could've called using Skype or Google Voice, et al. Voice let's you create a number and have all calls forwarded to any specified number, so your number is hidden. That's what we do for my band. If he didn't do something that he's an idiot.

/yes, 898-BAND
 
2012-05-10 12:08:09 PM
So the Police wouldn't do anything, but at the same time advise you not take matters into your own hands. Nice.
 
2012-05-10 12:10:32 PM

gsmphoto: CSB- Back in college in Miami, I had my bike stolen off our back porch. Thief cut the screen and took the bike. I had a cable lock around the seat, but had not locked the bike. It was a Canadian bike in Miami, so not too common. Anyway, a few days later, I'm driving to school one morning, waiting at a red light, when a guy rides across the street ON MY BIKE! I looked to be sure, then followed him. He stopped at a cafe, locked the bike to a pole with his own lock and went inside. I parked, locked the bike with my lock and called the cops. They came, arrested the guy, and then took my bike "for evidence". Then it gets weird- a mistake in booking allows this guy to get my phone number on his paperwork, so he starts calling me at all hours of the night begging me to drop the charges. A couple of weeks later, I go to the station to get my bike, and they can't find it. They claimed it must have been stolen from their impound cage outside the station. Never saw it again. What I really missed was the seat- old, leather seat that had been on 3 of my previous bikes also. Molded to my butt perfectly. I'm guessing that Christmas some S.Miami cop's kid got a nice bike. Miami cops suck.


So you drop the charges and team up with the original bike thief to form an unlikely pair of vigilantes, busting the crooked cops and having zany hijinks with the college kids on Spring break while cleaning up the mean streets of Miami?
 
2012-05-10 12:12:13 PM
A second-hand bike that retailed for $600 fourteen years ago on CraigsList for $100?

That's really not such a steal.
 
Bf+
2012-05-10 12:35:05 PM

Rufus Lee King: thelordofcheese: A CABLE LOCK?!?!?!? Idiot.

U-lock with disc-lock key on a street sign post and through the frame and back wheel with a cable lock securing the front wheel, and a bike chain through a 30 width tube securing the saddle through the seat mount to the frame.

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HA!
 
2012-05-10 12:46:34 PM

Moopy Mac: Timmy the Tumor: OnlyM3: FTFA:
Lesh called the police, who told him they wouldn't be able to respond

Go ahead car_ _ _ and one good apple. Tell us again how you and your fellow criminals in blue are a valuable asset to society.


Yeah, because the underfunded police department should move all of its resources from, oh I don't know, trying to solve the 200 or so murders a year there, and roll everyone out for a reported theft of a FOURTEEN YEAR OLD bike.

Are you living in a cave somewhere? Most police departments don't even have the resources to respond to traffic accidents without injuries these days, and you're shocked that they didn't send the f*cking SWAT team to nab this dangerous criminal?

Resources? DCPD?


most pepeople killed are thow away gang bangers and tweekers, you know public service murders. so dont give me those stats the dead are not going anyhwere. property crimes should be the harshest punishment there is removed of their left hand public flogging burnt at the stake hung from a lamp post. i could clear this up in about 8 months
 
2012-05-10 01:11:47 PM

Dimensio: flucto: And now, thanks to your bragging to the press and posing for a picture, the angry thief knows your real name, knows what you look like and can get your real address. What could possibly go wrong?

I concur; Mr. Lesh should have murdered the thief.


Or at least give him the sort of brain damage that leaves him wondering what his own name is...

// And of course he should have called from a burner phone
 
2012-05-10 01:20:03 PM

mongbiohazard: dittybopper: rudemix: FTA:which are easy to cut if you're a theft with a pair of boltcutters handy

Thank goodness this is just a little podunk news agency in a little town and not a big network in the nation's capital.

Heh.

I amazed the friends of my son by opening the combination lock on one of their bicycle chains in about 30 seconds without knowing the combination. The trick is to maintain tension and manipulation the rings until you feel them 'catch'. I can't wait to see their reaction when I open a master padlock with a boot heel. They might be able to take a bullet, but not a size 11 Corcoran jump boot.


You have excellent taste in footwear sir! Wearing those same boots right now.


Currently wearing the side-zip version.
 
2012-05-10 01:32:34 PM

mongbiohazard: dittybopper: rudemix: FTA:which are easy to cut if you're a theft with a pair of boltcutters handy

Thank goodness this is just a little podunk news agency in a little town and not a big network in the nation's capital.

Heh.

I amazed the friends of my son by opening the combination lock on one of their bicycle chains in about 30 seconds without knowing the combination. The trick is to maintain tension and manipulation the rings until you feel them 'catch'. I can't wait to see their reaction when I open a master padlock with a boot heel. They might be able to take a bullet, but not a size 11 Corcoran jump boot.


You have excellent taste in footwear sir! Wearing those same boots right now.



Black or Russet brown?
 
2012-05-10 01:49:16 PM

thelordofcheese: A CABLE LOCK?!?!?!? Idiot.

U-lock with disc-lock key on a street sign post and through the frame and back wheel with a cable lock securing the front wheel, and a bike chain through a 30 width tube securing the saddle through the seat mount to the frame.


Even that won't always save you. Your best bet is to park your bike next to someone who is locked up less securely than you are.

/don't have to out run the bear
//just the slowest member of the group
 
2012-05-10 01:53:15 PM

Lipspinach: I disagree. What if it the thief is one of those thugs whose life revolves around respect.. These assholes will beat the living shiat out of you/kill you for whatever they feel is the slightest action of disrespect. If this is the case, this guy is farked.


People like that are more confrontational. They don't surreptitiously steal bicycles and then try to sell them on Craigslist. They mug people in person for money and valuables instead.
 
2012-05-10 01:57:22 PM

TheyCallMeC0WB0Y: I read 'punked' as 'punched' and was disappointed by the article's lack of violence.


Glad to know I'm not the only one in this boat.
 
2012-05-10 02:00:27 PM

AngryJailhouseFistfark: A second-hand bike that retailed for $600 fourteen years ago on CraigsList for $100?

That's really not such a steal.


Depends on the mileage and condition. Probably can reasonably get $400 if it's under 10,000 miles or so.
 
2012-05-10 02:00:54 PM

Dog Man: justoneznot: So the cops refuse to help the guy, then at the end they advise you not to try to recover stolen property on your own.

And so it gets turned into a cop hate thread.

Do you have any idea how many calls we deal with during the day? Depending on the time of day, all units could be tied up on accident reports, making arrests, death reports, disturbances, crimes in progress, anything you can think of really. I work the graveyard shift and will easily handle 30 dispatched calls in one night, that's not counting arrests which will tie you up for upwards of an hour (mainly processing at jail).

I personally helped a limo driver get his cell phone back. The proper way to do it doesn't involve one or two officers. 3 of us rode in the back of the limo with the victim, and we had at least four officers in vehicles circling the area for back up/ chase support. Once we saw the victim getting his phone back we jumped out and made the arrest. Because you never know what a criminal is capable of, you shouldn't do hat this guy did alone; he's lucky it worked out.

Be happy for the guy who got his bike back.

If you don't like the police, don't call us. Handle crimes committed against you on your own, maybe you'll all be lucky like the bike guy and not get a beating from a career criminal and robbed.


That's a nice thing for a cop to say.

No wonder people get tased by cops for nothing, constantly.
 
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