"I saw a guy putting one into the back of his truck, which looked odd — who just throws a nice bike into the back of a pickup?"
I usually think of summer as high season for bike theft; but maybe thieves are so desperate for extra cash this time of year they are looking to change that. From Thanksgiving Thursday (11/22) to this past Sunday (11/25), we had 15 bikes posted to the Stolen Bike Listings. On Sunday alone, there were seven bikes listed! And now I've just heard of a crazy bike theft attempt that happened in broad daylight on November 18th.
According to reader Jonathan R., who lives in Ladd's Addition just south of SE Hawthorne Blvd around 20th, he and his neighbors saw a brazen bike theft attempt right before their very eyes. There was a foot chase, an attempted escape, and then, thankfully, an arrest.
Here's how Jonathan remembers it: