Bike thieves are some of the worst people in the world, like those who won’t give up their seats on the bus for the elderly, or someone who takes candy from kids.
You may think I’m exaggerating but ask any biker: When you steal someone’s bike, you steal part of their soul. It’s like taking someone’s guitar — we tend to have very close attachments to our bicycles.
So hurrah for this: Seattle Police busted a couple bike thieves, thanks to a tip that came via Twitter.
Twitter tip leads detectives to seize dozens of suspected stolen bikes in Craigslist bust: http://t.co/6k9rzDuUlJ
— Seattle Police Dept. (@SeattlePD) March 19, 2015
According to the Seattle Times, the SPD has “recovered more than two dozen stolen bicycles and arrested two men suspected of selling them on Craigslist.”
They found the “seller” had more than 10 bikes online. An undercover detective set up a meet. After perusing a few of the bikes, he bought one, which they determined was stolen.
As a result, our Twitter-happy cops have arrested two suspects and recovered 27 bikes, many high-end, and more pricey bike rims. There will hopefully be some very happy bicyclists reunited with their bikes soon.
Just another case of when social media helps out society. Also, don’t steal bikes.