Posted by Stolen Bike Listings on October 30th, 2005 at 12:21 pm
I don’t usually list stolen bikes here on the front page, but this one was particularly interesting. If anyone has advice for this woman, please comment. Here is her account:
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Last night while I was riding the 4 bus to St. John’s with my 11 year old friend, my Specialized Hemi 24 inch BMX bike was STOLEN right in front of me off the front of the bus. The bus driver did nothing! When I told her that it was my bike, she opened the door and expected me to “run after” the jerk. It was after 1 in the morning and it had already been a long night. I wasn’t going to leave my little friend on the bus and since I commute everyday by bike, had no idea where I was because it wasn’t my neck of the woods. When my stop came, the bus driver told me to wait and she at that point (a half an hour later) called the Tri-Met people. She WOULD NOT wait for the police and actually laughed at me while I cried. Please, help! I am not sure what rights as a rider I have and this was my transportation and race bike. What else can I write here?? Anyone?