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Bike Theft Chronicles: Accosted, chased, then recovered

Posted by on November 24th, 2014 at 11:45 am

As more Portlanders get sick-and-tired of the bike theft-related activities happening in broad daylight all over our city, we’re hearing more incidents like the one just shared by reader Spencer B. this morning on the OBRA Chat email list:

SUBJECT: accosted, chased, chased suspect, then recovered high end MTB fork- Portland

long story short, this AM i rode underneath the Burnside Bridge where a group was finishing up chopping a high end bike. I yelled, they stalled, skeazy mkskeazo took the fork and bolted on his bike while I was surrounded. I broke free, chased the guy down in Old Town, the man proceeded to chuck the fork in the gutter when I got close.

Its expensive, its what I’d race MTB’s on. If you’ve lost anything recently send a message soon, otherwise its going into the black hole bike vault of the Portland Police Bureau.

Lock that business up.



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    Paul Wilkins November 24, 2014 at 11:59 am

    Good on you for trying. I feel like a heel b/c I saw one of the underbridge folks with a shiny red Kona last Tuesday morning, but completely forgot to check the stolen bike page until now. You see lots of stuff early in the morning…

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    Todd Hudson November 24, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    When was this? On Saturday (11/22) around noontime, I saw a group of vagrants stripping what looked to be a high-end mountain bike with a Marzocchi forkshock (which cost around $500). I doubted they were singletrack afficionados, so I told the rangers. I don’t know what the outcome was…

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      Todd Hudson November 24, 2014 at 2:02 pm

      (I witnessed this under the Burnside Bridge, nearest the river).

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