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(Omaha World Herald)   Eight-year-old girl wanted nothing more than a $100 Hello Kitty bike, so her dad said if she saved $50, he would give her the other half. She did, so they bought the bike...and she enjoyed it for five days before someone stole it   (omaha.com ) divider line
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2013-07-18 09:39:50 AM  
And then she learned the most valuable lessons of all:
1) police don't stop crime, they just show up after to write a report
2) you have to protect what is yours (leave a small bike outside?!)
3) people suck
 
2013-07-18 10:02:35 AM  
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-07-18 10:05:41 AM  
They need a vigilant neighborhood watch program.
 
2013-07-18 10:07:39 AM  
Okay, seriously, thieves are among the worst drek in society. Rather than spending time in prison, thieves should be sentenced to having a UFC-caliber fighter break every bone in their body.

Then a swift KHITBASH.
 
2013-07-18 10:09:30 AM  
Yeah, I learned that lesson when I was 12.  Got a brand new bike for Christmas and my parents promptly took it away two days later because I was throwing snowballs at cars and almost caused an accident.  Fast forward six months and I got the bike back only to have it stolen three days after I was allowed to ride it again.

/you bet that I locked up the bike from that point forward
 
2013-07-18 10:22:39 AM  

BunkyBrewman: Yeah, I learned that lesson when I was 12.  Got a brand new bike for Christmas and my parents promptly took it away two days later because I was throwing snowballs at cars and almost caused an accident.  Fast forward six months and I got the bike back only to have it stolen three days after I was allowed to ride it again.

/you bet that I locked up the bike from that point forward


My friends actually got me a bike when I was in college. Granted it was mainly because they were tired of picking me up, but it was a cool gesture. I used that thing two whole days before someone took some bolt-cutters to the cheap lock and yanked it. I was so pissed off.
 
2013-07-18 10:46:32 AM  
obviously she needs to conceal-carry.
 
2013-07-18 11:16:20 AM  

FlashHarry: obviously she needs to conceal-carry.


you're right, if she had a gun, she no one would have stolen her bike.
 
2013-07-18 11:59:34 AM  

ManateeGag: FlashHarry: obviously she needs to conceal-carry.

you're right, if she had a gun, she no one would have stolen her bike.


not only that; if she had a gun, mommy and daddy would never have gotten divorced and scrappy the pug wouldn't have died.
 
2013-07-18 12:08:03 PM  
The girl later said "Thanks Obama".
 
2013-07-18 12:16:26 PM  

FlashHarry: scrappy the pug wouldn't have died.


maybe scrappy should have had a conceal-carry.
 
2013-07-18 12:32:57 PM  
An Omaha father whose youngest daughter recently had her Hello Kitty bicycle stolen said Thursday that his family has been overwhelmed by offers to help replace the prized possession.

"This kind of thing happens in small towns all the time, so it's great to see it happens in our city as well," Bill Morford said.


This guy is happy her bike got stolen! What an asshole.
 
2013-07-18 12:38:11 PM  
Interestingly braparella jr. just did the same thing with a new fully outfitted Jaguar F-type.  It told her that a five year-old had no business purchasing a fully tricked-out Jaguar F-type but when she showed up with half of the $500k who was I to turn her down?  After all a promise is a promise and $250K is a hell of a Kool-aid stand gross.  Of course she learned her lesson and has said that she will accept cash or checks made out to cash to my attention.

That little dimpled dickens, I wonder what wacky fabricated cash-cow er, um, well, I mean what heartfelt hard-scrabble life lessons will she learn next week?
 
2013-07-18 12:48:22 PM  
Someone stole my bike when I was like 11 in the late 70's. I never got over it. It was red with a black banana seat. Cool bike. My parents were poor and couldn't get me a new one, so they got me an old used bike that looked like it was from the 50's or 60's. Might have even been my mom's old bike when she was a teenager. Purple girls bike. But it was all I had, so I rode it. Neighborhood boys shouted at me and called me gay for riding it. That began bullying so bad I had to attend a private middle school that my parents really couldn't afford, which in turn led to money troubles and fighting, and eventually to divorce for them. I eventually got a ten-speed men's bike but by then the damage was done.

/stealing a kid's bike is a dick move
 
2013-07-18 12:53:33 PM  
First world problems
 
2013-07-18 12:54:01 PM  
I steal bikes all the time. Can't stop, really, once you start. I call it the "idiot tax." The great thing about the Hello Kitty bikes is you can tell the family is brand conscious. I know when I steal a Hello Kitty bike I'm not just stealing one bike, but the 3-8 bikes they will replace it with. This is my backyard:

farm4.static.flickr.com
 
2013-07-18 12:56:23 PM  
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-07-18 12:59:13 PM  
Farking Obamacare stole her bike
 
2013-07-18 01:12:15 PM  
Q:  What did the thief's kid get for Christmas?

A:  My bike.
 
2013-07-18 01:13:59 PM  
If only there were some kind of LOCK thingy which could be used to prevent theft.
Some kind of kryptonite bike lock which was harder to cut than cheap ass padlocks.
(Kryptonite changed their locks from the tubular to a flat key, preventing the use of cylindrically-shaped objects to defeat the locking system. )
 
2013-07-18 01:17:04 PM  
It's really hard to listen to people complain about bike thefts when they didn't lock it up.

"We live in a small town/community/gated area/good part of town!" is a terrible excuse.
www.commuterbikestore.com

Also if you are going to spend money on a bike you should not blink an eye at spending an extra $30 for a decent lock.
Cracks me up seeing $600 bikes locked up with a $6 master lock.
 
2013-07-18 01:19:06 PM  

Diogenes: Q:  What did the thief's kid get for Christmas?

A:  My bike.


Needs more racism.
 
2013-07-18 01:31:14 PM  
A) No one tell my wife they make Hello Kitty bikes.
csB) My old roommate had never ridden a bicycle, so we bought a cheap $20 bike at Walmart for her to practice on.  After she'd moved on, it gathered dust and developed two flat tires.  She put it on her patio to make room and within a week it was stolen.  A bike that was $20 new, and couldn't be ridden away because of two flat tires.  Whoever stole it probably put more time and money into replacing the flat tires than the bike cost us in the first place.
 
2013-07-18 01:47:04 PM  

tnpir: Okay, seriously, thieves are among the worst drek in society. Rather than spending time in prison, thieves should be sentenced to having a UFC-caliber fighter break every bone in their body.

Then a swift KHITBASH.


The arabs do have a good way of dealing with thieves.  They still have plenty of other problems but thievery isn't one of them.
 
2013-07-18 01:47:24 PM  

tnpir: Okay, seriously, thieves are among the worst drek in society. Rather than spending time in prison, thieves should be sentenced to having a UFC-caliber fighter break every bone in their body.

Then a swift KHITBASH.


Maybe the thief needed it more.
 
2013-07-18 01:48:03 PM  

ManateeGag: FlashHarry: obviously she needs to conceal-carry.

you're right, if she had a gun, she no one would have stolen her bike.


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2013-07-18 01:49:14 PM  

ShawnDoc: Whoever stole it probably put more time and money into replacing the flat tires than the bike cost us in the first place traded it for drugs.

 
2013-07-18 01:49:17 PM  

thismomentinblackhistory: Diogenes: Q:  What did the thief's kid get for Christmas?

A:  My bike.

Needs more racism.


This good?

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-07-18 01:50:00 PM  
Her family's next purchase:

d1535dk28ea235.cloudfront.net
 
2013-07-18 01:50:01 PM  

thismomentinblackhistory: I steal bikes all the time. Can't stop, really, once you start. I call it the "idiot tax." The great thing about the Hello Kitty bikes is you can tell the family is brand conscious. I know when I steal a Hello Kitty bike I'm not just stealing one bike, but the 3-8 bikes they will replace it with. This is my backyard:

[farm4.static.flickr.com image 500x304]


now THAT'S how you stimulate an economy!
 
2013-07-18 01:50:14 PM  
Learned that lesson too. Worked doing stuff all winter so I could buy a red panasonic ten speed for my birthday. Stolen four weeks after I got it. That was a sweet bike.
oldtenspeedgallery.com
 
2013-07-18 01:50:21 PM  
Now that Internet To The Rescue is a thing, she'll have a new bike and $100,000 by the end of next week.
 
2013-07-18 01:50:29 PM  

thismomentinblackhistory: Diogenes: Q:  What did the thief's kid get for Christmas Kwanzaa?

A:  My bike.

Needs more racism.

Fixed.

 
2013-07-18 01:51:29 PM  

ManateeGag: FlashHarry: obviously she needs to conceal-carry.

you're right, if she had a gun, she no one would have stolen her bike.


No, no...the BIKE needed a conceal-carry. Get it right, people.
 
2013-07-18 01:52:59 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-07-18 01:53:30 PM  
When I was 12, I saved my money to buy a 10 speed.  It cost 150 bucks, which was a kings ransom for a 12 year old in the 80's.

I loved that bike, and having an older brother who would have like nothing more than to take my bike and ride it every opportunity he could, I became possessive of it.

When I went away to camp, two weeks after buying it, I locked it up and hid the key in my room.

I returned home from my 2 weeks at camp, and found my bike with a popped front tire, and a bent rim.

The culprit was my sister, who tore apart my room, found the key and promptly rammed the tire into a curb when she was riding it.

Sometimes the thieves are the closest to you.


I know, CSB.
 
2013-07-18 01:54:57 PM  
Wait, wait, wait...youngest of 10? Did they interrogate the other kids before soliciting Facebook for a new bike?
 
2013-07-18 01:55:07 PM  

Walker: Someone stole my bike when I was like 11 in the late 70's. I never got over it. It was red with a black banana seat. Cool bike. My parents were poor and couldn't get me a new one, so they got me an old used bike that looked like it was from the 50's or 60's. Might have even been my mom's old bike when she was a teenager. Purple girls bike. But it was all I had, so I rode it. Neighborhood boys shouted at me and called me gay for riding it. That began bullying so bad I had to attend a private middle school that my parents really couldn't afford, which in turn led to money troubles and fighting, and eventually to divorce for them. I eventually got a ten-speed men's bike but by then the damage was done.

/stealing a kid's bike is a dick move


That trumps my story.

Had every bike I've owned, except my 2 current ones, stolen.
 
2013-07-18 01:55:19 PM  

Nezorf: It's really hard to listen to people complain about bike thefts when they didn't lock it up.

"We live in a small town/community/gated area/good part of town!" is a terrible excuse.
[www.commuterbikestore.com image 400x350]

Also if you are going to spend money on a bike you should not blink an eye at spending an extra $30 for a decent lock.
Cracks me up seeing $600 bikes locked up with a $6 master lock.


There are $600 bikes? Fark's sake I have rear hubs that cost twice that. My bikes go inside with me. I don't lock them up unless it's for a short time on the roof rack, and only if I have eyes on it.
 
2013-07-18 01:55:54 PM  
Oh, and people who steal kids bikes can diaf
 
2013-07-18 01:57:20 PM  
These kids today are soft.  When I had to save up for my bike, I had to save the full amount and we didn't have the option of Hello Kitty.

I had it for awhile before someone tried to steal it, but since he couldn't break the chain so he bent the back rim up bad.  I had to carry the bike home, and carrying a late 80's 26" racing bike when you are 14 sucks.  My 17 yro whines about carrying his aluminum framed bike a short distance.

/I was wondering how quickly the replacement bike was purchased and got the answer in the headline.
 
2013-07-18 01:57:40 PM  
This is exactly why we can't have nice things...
 
2013-07-18 01:57:41 PM  
farkUstoryBro: Late 70's my mother making min wage bought me a badass and expensive red and silver bmx for my birthday, the coolest bike a young kid could ever hope for.  Stolen 1 week later, not outside but out of the house by the boyfriend of a 12 year old girl from the family living in the downstairs duplex.  Stole a bike from a 8 year old, out of his house.  My "stepmom" found the shop they had it in and called the police, and then proceeded to not file charges and I never got it back (chopped up).  Thats the moment I was sure that the world was shiat, its all shiat.  I suspected before but that was the final confirmation, that we as a species needed to be extinct and that god in his sick sense of humor refuses to kill us off.

A year later I diddled her during a sleepover.  All I could think of is how much I hated him, and her.  Bike thieves should be burned at the stake on peoples lawns while being filmed for youtube, all of them.
 
2013-07-18 01:58:37 PM  
Where is the economic incentive in stealing a $100 children's bicycle? It probably only has $5 worth of scrap metal in it, you probably won't get more than $20 trying to fence it, and the risk involved if you were to get caught is far greater than the value of the bicycle.
 
2013-07-18 01:59:10 PM  

Nezorf: It's really hard to listen to people complain about bike thefts when they didn't lock it up.


Yeah. Those kind of people deserve to have their shiat stolen.
 
2013-07-18 02:00:15 PM  

Diogenes: Q:  What did the thief's kid get for Christmas?

A:  My bike.


i know what you did there.  I'm totally on to you.
 
2013-07-18 02:01:18 PM  

spman: Where is the economic incentive in stealing a $100 children's bicycle? It probably only has $5 worth of scrap metal in it, you probably won't get more than $20 trying to fence it, and the risk involved if you were to get caught is far greater than the value of the bicycle.


"Hey honey, look at the new bike daddy got for you!"
 
2013-07-18 02:02:30 PM  
Goodbye kitty
 
2013-07-18 02:04:05 PM  

spman: Where is the economic incentive in stealing a $100 children's bicycle? It probably only has $5 worth of scrap metal in it, you probably won't get more than $20 trying to fence it, and the risk involved if you were to get caught is far greater than the value of the bicycle.


Hard to prove it is stolen if you don't engrave a specific mark.  Most folks forget that.  I engrave all my bikes.
 
2013-07-18 02:06:54 PM  
When I was in college they were having a rash of bike thefts.  The campus police then had the bright idea of inspecting bike racks to put notices on the bikes that weren't properly locked up.

I had a $50 'mountain bike' with one of those U locks on it that the campus police recommended.  Turns out you could unlock them with a Bic pen.
 
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