Man, quick-release skewers ought to be banned for sale in San Francisco…
Posts Tagged ‘thieves’
APAWToMV! The Attractive Pensive Alleged Watch Thieves of Mountain View, CA – Not the Best Photo, But Good Enough for an IDMonday, October 6th, 2014
I’m thinking this Bay Area woman will be ID’ed for the Mountain Police Department in about five minutes…
Tracking That Stolen Bike Owned by The Today Show: From The Mission to the Mid-Market to 1729 McKinnon Ave in The BayviewThursday, September 4th, 2014
I’ll tell you, I actually got around to watching that five-minute clip from the Today Show about bike thieves in the West Coast Capital of Bike Thievery, San Francisco.
And I says, “1729, huh?” You see, that was the street address on the front door that that Today Show guy knocked on. And they showed the street itself, so I guessed a 94124 zip code and then excluded the first two hits (1729 Geneva and 1729 Sunnydale because they both didn’t make sense) by making this Google search: “-Geneva -Sunnydale 94124 1729 .”
And, lo, up pops 1729 McKinnon in the Lower Third:
It’s sort of funny how the bike thief made a bee-line to the Thieves Market at Civic Center – that’s what you could see when they showed the GPS track. Anyway, the next stop was a shed in the Bayview.
SF, you have a problem with bike theft – deal with it. Like, it’s national news, literally.
NBC’s Today Show Dedicates Five Minutes to Bike Theft – Ed Lee’s San Francisco a National Laughingstock – VideoWednesday, September 3rd, 2014
Our little town, second-largest in the Bay Area, got some national attention yesterday. See the video below.
Do you think appointed Interim Mayor Ed Lee knows about it? IDK. Prolly not, as he’s being pressured to raise more money to run for reelection and his people probably don’t have reason to tell him.
“TODAY | September 02, 2014
Rossen Reports: Bike bandits caught on camera
According to the FBI, nearly 200,000 bikes are stolen every year. To show how quickly it can happen, NBC national investigative correspondent Jeff Rossen and his team locked a bike to a tree in San Francisco and not only captured its theft on camera, but followed it on its journey after being stolen.”
Poor Ed Lee.
Poor San Francisco.
Bicycle Thieves Under the I-80 – Ineffectual Mayor Ed Lee Powerless – An Industry That “Employs” HundredsThursday, August 21st, 2014
On It Goes…
…and Day Out.
Here’s some of the inventory:
Some bike thieves are homeless and some aren’t. I mean, if you have an unregistered RV filled with stolen bicycles, are you homeless? IDK.
Some are quite industrious:
Oh no, we’ve headed too far to the west, so we’re out of the chop shop zone:
If you want to see for yourself, start at Costco and then head west under the freeway…
OMG, the San Francisco Police Officers Association is Giving Away Kryptonite Bike Locks – Bicycle Theft Workshop at the Twitter Building March 13thFriday, February 21st, 2014
But they have a few questions for you:
OK fine, but the Twitter Office isn’t all that exciting. Consider it a victory if they let you out onto the roof.
Oh and it it looks like the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition has nothing to do with this event, except for parking bikes out front. Mmmm.
Masjid Darussalam Mosque at Jones and Market, Just Above the Open-Air Stolen Apple iPhone Store of Mid-MarketThursday, October 25th, 2012
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How the Little Monsters of San Francisco Steal Your Bike: First Immobilize, Then Come Back for the KillWednesday, August 22nd, 2012
The owner of this ride first “lost” a wheel to a professional junkie / bike thief. Then the owner left the immobilized bike parked on the mean streets of San Francisco overnight. Then the thieves came back to finish the job.
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Was this an especially desirable bike?
Nope. (Note carpet remnant used as saddle upholstery.)
Wouldn’t it make more sense if the thieves were able to steal the whole bike?
You know, back in the day, about twenty years ago, bike thieves would aspire to steal your whole bike. Thieves would carry around car jacks stolen from Volvos so they could be used to pry apart U-locks.
I think I’d prefer that, losing the whole bike, over coming back and seeing something like this.
You know, back in the day, horse thieves would steal your whole horse. They wouldn’t just take the tail or a leg and then leave you with a horse carcass.
Let’s make this a rule: Bike thieves, take the whole bike or nothing at all.
End of line.