Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on December 17th, 2014 at 11:42 am
Portland bike thieves’ latest victim works in City Hall.
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish got his bike stolen last night. According to an update to his personal Facebook page, Fish parked his bike in the racks in front of 24 Hour Fitness in Hollywood and went in for a workout. When he returned 30 minutes later his bike was gone.
“I have been reading about friends who had their bikes stolen recently,” Fish wrote, “Well, tonight I joined the club.”
The bike, which was locked with a cable lock, was a grey and black Trek hybrid that Fish says he bought with his Obama stimulus check.
Fish isn’t the first high-profile city official to get his bike stolen. Back in September 2013, Bureau of Transportation Director Leah Treat got her beloved bike stolen after leaving it overnight outside the Portland Building on SW Madison. Fortunately for her, it was recovered a few days later.
Hopefully Commissioner Fish with have the same luck.
— For more on the state of bike theft in Portland, read our take on the latest stats from the PPB.
EDITOR’s NOTE: The original version of this story included an embed of Fish’s Facebook post, a link to it, and more references to what he wrote on it. After consideration, I decided to delete these references and contact Fish directly for a quote and/or ask his permission to use his Facebook post. I regret any confusion this has caused.