2 almost stolen, one stolen.
The first time, was in high school. I came walking out of school to go to work, (I was in a work program, so I was leaving early) and there was some guy working on my bike.
I walked up and showed him the keys, and asked " Maybe these will help?".
He ran off and jumped into a waiting car.
The second one, my bike was sitting outside a friends house. I heard it fire up from upstairs,
so I ran outside. By the time I got outside it was gone.
The cops found it before the end of the weekend in the river. I got it back, but it never ran right again. The insurance paid me $500 more than I paid for the bike, so at least something good came of it.
The third time, my bike was sitting outside a friends house. I came outside and somebody had torn the ignition all apart.
Apparently they didn't know what they were doing.
Also, the steering lock was broken. I never notified the insurance about this one.
All three of these were in the same town, which I don't visit on my bike anymore. Firstly for the high theft rate, secondly for there unfriendly toward bikes cops.
Plus the roads there suck!
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