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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Vigilante Bicyclist Gets His Stolen Bike Back [NBC Washington]


A DC man found his stolen bike for sale on Craigslist. He says he called police but they couldn't do anything about it -- so he took matters into his own hands.
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A DC man found his stolen bike for sale on Craigslist. He says he called police but they couldn't do anything about it -- so he took matters into his own hands.
Danny Lesh is an avid cyclist -- and now he's also somewhat of a vigilante, after he found his stolen bike online and managed to get it back.
Lesh's Cannondale hybrid was stolen after he loaned it to a friend who'd secured it with a cable lock, which are easy to cut if you're a theft with a pair of boltcutters handy.
But Lesh located the bike on Craiglist shortly after last weekend's theft -- his bike had a prominent sticker on it, so he was certain it was his.
The ad asked for $100, and Lesh called the police, who told him they wouldn't be able to respond right away. But Lesh, who'd paid $600 for it back in 1998, wasn't about to let someone else end up with his bike.

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