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Stolen bike police beat: Do you sense a trend?

In Uncategorized on February 19, 2009 at 7:50 am

Four bicycles (three locked) stolen in a matter of 15 minutes in Palo Alto on Tuesday. This from San Jose Mercury News police blotter:

Palo Alto
Tuesday
300 block of College Ave., 1:57 p.m.: A locked bicycle was reported stolen.
1200 block of College Ave., 2 p.m.: A bicycle was reported stolen.
100 block of Primrose Way, 2:03 p.m.: A vehicle window was smashed and items were stolen.
700 block of Ramona Street, 2:04 p.m.: A locked bicycle, bike gloves and some cash were stolen from a carport.
1900 block of Embarcadero Road, 2:08 p.m.: A vehicle window was smashed and the side mirror was broken off.
300 block of College Avenue, 2:11 p.m.: A locked bicycle was reported stolen.

Twitter, Facebook Help Lance Recover Stolen Bike

In Bicycle Racing on February 19, 2009 at 7:18 am

Police say the million eyes of the Web helped create an environment where Lance’s stolen bike could not go undetected. They credit Twitter, which Lance used to send a personal “APB” to his 144,000 followers, and Facebook, which set up a “1 million citizens” group, for helping in the effort to recover the one-of-a-kind time trial bike Lance used in the Tour of California bicycle race.

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State Attorney Will Review Stolen Bike Case

In Uncategorized on February 17, 2009 at 11:46 pm

This is the one I linked earlier where the university dean was implicated in a stolen bike case. Now Tampa Bay Online is reporting there may be charges filed:

“Abdul Rao, a senior associate vice president for the university, had admitted to taking the bike outside the Byrd Alzheimer’s Center last week – an act caught on video that spread virally on YouTube – but said he planned to return it.”

Let’s get this straight: So it was outside the Alzheimer’s Center, eh? And you’re saying you were going to return it but forgot to, eh?

Lance Armstrong Goes Where We’ve All Been: Stolen Bike

In Bicycle Racing on February 16, 2009 at 12:15 pm

Lance’s time trial bike was stolen in Sacramento, where he is competing in the Tour of California. If you see it, be sure to report it to police. It’s got his name on it.

I’d hate to be Lance, going to his insurance company and being asked what the value of the claimed item was.

“Um, it’s one of a kind. It’s pretty high-end. I’m going to say $20,000.”

“Er, right Mr. Armstrong. We’ll have our adjuster sit down with you as soon as possible. Is there a vendor you prefer to deal with for replacement purposes?”

OMG! University Dean Investigated in Stolen Bike

In Uncategorized on February 14, 2009 at 10:20 am

Making the rounds: a University of South Florida dean who makes $384,000 a year is caught on camera in an incident police are investigating. The dean pleads “lapse in judgment” but his explanation begs the question: If he was so concerned about helping his comrade, why didn’t he just buy him a new or used bike? Not like he’s hurting for cash…

It’s such an obvious question, yet the St. Pete reporter apparently didn’t ask him.

YouTube video below, but to see full-screen version click here.