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July 17th, 2006

Stealing Bikes

Gothamist links up to a interesting, but unsurprising video of a guy stealing his own bike in NYC, just to find out how difficult it is. First, he locks his bike up at Union Square, then comes back later with bolt cutters, clips the chain, and rides away. A woman standing five feet away doesn’t even glance in his direction. He rides away with the bolt cutters in hand and the cut chain dangling. Subsequent attempts include a hacksaw (!), an angle grinder (!!!), and a hammer (right in front of a cop). It’s a fascinating 5 minute video.

No wonder bikes are such easy targets.

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