Is It Impossible to Track Down a Stolen Bike?

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This is a nice change of pace from all those evening news segments about how to beat parking tickets (some of which may have been written by this road-raging sociopath).

Howard Thompson, of "Help Me Howard" fame, filed an item on last night’s PIX news about how hard it is to get the police to take bike theft seriously. The victim he profiles, Tadree Coppedge, was able to obtain security cam footage of the theft after cops at the 9th Precinct rebuffed her request for help. Now, Thompson reports, two detectives are looking into it.

Good to know those cams are trained at the right angle, since it seems no one on the street notices this stuff.

  • nice to know that the homicidal drivers are also the same ones writing the news segments. That explains a lot about the wording and reporting!

  • Gwin

    Aw, man! I had a bike stolen in Midtown East (the 18th precinct?) and brought footage to the precinct… not only did they misplace the photos I gave them (which clearly showed the culprits taking the bike), but they also dismissed the case without even trying to do anything about it.

    I used to live in the 9th precinct and the police there were always pretty nice, so I’m glad it’s working out for someone else…

  • Cece McCann

    As cyclists, we will have to be more responsible for such things. Use of a public registry like bikeregistry.com is a good first step!

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