Thursday, August 16, 2012

Bike Thief Portland Seattle

Bike Thief Portland Seattle - A man who tracked down his stolen bike on Craigslist drove hundreds of miles and set up a sting to catch the alleged thief. After he confronted the man, the theft victim and his friends called the police, and the alleged thief was arrested and charged with a felony.

Every bicycle commuter who has ever fantasized about getting sweet video revenge on a bike thief should watch the eight minutes of footage that Portland's Jake Gillum uploaded to

 YouTube on Tuesday afternoon.

Gillum's $2,500 2009 Fuji road bike was stolen from on Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard and 36th Avenue on Aug. 3. Four days later, it popped up on Craigslist – in Seattle.

Accompanied by a group of friends ready to make a citizens arrest and record the encounter for the ages, Gillum drove 160 miles to set a trap for the person selling his stolen ride.
There's a chase. The Seattle police get involved. And there's an arrest.
Gillum, a 28-year-old graduate student, also told Digital Trends how he used the Burner iPhone app to trick the thief into thinking he was calling from a Seattle area code, so as not to raise suspicion when his "503" area code popped up on caller ID. The video comes less than a week after the wild "Raiders of the Lost Bike" tale of complete strangers using social media to help a San Francisco man track down his bike in Portland – six years after it was stolen! Alas, there are hundreds of stolen bicycles in Bike City U.S.A. that will probably never be reunited with their owners.

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