Stolen surveillance video of thief stealing my bike

Discussion in 'Stolen Bicycles & Security' started by thescooterguy, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. thescooterguy

    thescooterguy Member

    i always park my bike inside while at work . but first i let it cool down outside the door to make sure i don't drip anything inside . last Friday i set it out there and one minute it was there and then it was gone . i rolled back the camera and got this . through the evening i asked a few people that came in if they had seen or heard anything . one guy said yup . Adolpho got it , he works down at the meat plant . and he sold it to the guy at the mobile taco shack that drives through for $60.00 . to make a long story short i got my bike back three days later . but it cost me $60.00 . and the pleasure of driving Adolfo the the unemployment office . never had this problem when i used footpegs instead of the pedal option . lol..

  2. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    Hahahahaha.... a happy ending!!
    I didn't know you bought it back from the "taco-guy". ???
    You are a nice guy!!
  3. thescooterguy

    thescooterguy Member

    didnt want any hassles

    i was so happy to track it down . i just didnt want any more hassles , the bike came back as good as new , it was good to see
  4. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    Good to hear of a happy ending this time, unlike most. Good job!:grin5:
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2009
  5. lordoflightaz

    lordoflightaz Member

    I think tomorrow I move one of the back yard cams to the front driveway.
  6. thescooterguy

    thescooterguy Member

    frapper map . whats that i must click it . its my idea low jack for bikes . darn it . always late. hm guess its not what i thought it was . it said track your bike . i have an idea for low jack for bikes . just need a money man . would need huge investment to rent satellite.
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2009
  7. lordoflightaz

    lordoflightaz Member

    Sorry it is not what you want. I think it is a cool thing though there are like 500+ bikes listed.

    What you need is something like a child tracker for you bikes. A cell phone with GPS hidden in the bike is a thought.

    Verizon has Chaperone, for $9.99 added to a family share plan

    I guess it would be up to you to figure out how to mount the phone and keep it charged. Maybe inside a headlight would be a good idea, since wires go into a headlight.

    You saw how casually I posted that $10 a month, that would be on top of the service, which on the family plan is also $19.99 a month for a second line. Fortunately the phone is not going to eat any airtime minutes. Don't forget you will have to buy that phone, but you might be able to get a free phone with a 2 year agreement, If you access the program from your phone you will eat up data transfer charges.

    Here is a thought though, Verizon doesn't really post it but there is a special family plan for seniors 2 phones under $70 a month

    Happy motoring
  8. thescooterguy

    thescooterguy Member

    no cell phone . just the GPS that's in it . and a battery to change out maybe every 4 months or so . they make all the components . it could be put together very easily . small chip , slide down the seat post . or in the handle bars . then if your bike is stolen . you go to your computer and pow .. you see your bike at least the location . i gotta call on star or something like that see if they want a piece of he action
  9. ENO

    ENO Member


    MATE..shame that car wasnt travelling about 10mph slower or you would have got your bike back the same day..damaged..but maybe with Adolfo still attached..Glad you got it back..maybe Adolfo is a "cow" who should have stayed at the meat market but got turned into a couple of steaks by being at the wrong place at the "right" time..You ride again..ENO (Down Under)
  10. retromike3

    retromike3 Member

    lets not over think this problem

    :yinyang:I have a cheep cable lock that I keep attached to my messenger bag. When I go into the store for a bite I simply wrap it around the wheels (It takes about 30 seconds). Now I know that it will not keep anyone who really wants it from taking it but it keeps the lazy ones from swiping it. Bike theft is usually a moment of opportunity thing. I have a more aggressive lock that I use at Portland State and I was thinking of getting a Kryptonite lock and leave it there at school. Not because they work so well but because they insure your bike up to a certain limit. You buy a lock once and that's it, No monthly fees so you can track the offender. Just no bike stolen, end of story.

    Mike -I thought once you got over the hill it would get easier- Frye A.K.A. Frye Bikes
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  11. thescooterguy

    thescooterguy Member

    ya i saw that looked pretty close . could have bent a rim or something . lol
  12. graucho

    graucho Active Member

    A. Adolfo really needed money bad. Just forget about it.
    B. Adolfo is a slime bag and needed money bad. Shake your finger at him and yell at him.
    C. Adolfo wants to go out on a date with a baseball bat.

    Hummm, which one do I choose? I pick B. No wait, A. No, no, wait, C. Ya, ill go with C. Glad you got your bike back.
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2009
  13. arceeguy

    arceeguy Active Member

    Glad you got your bike back. Just wondering why Adolpho is now unemployed. Anything to do with the theft?
  14. Tom

    Tom Active Member

    Wow! You could see him look at it for a minute trying to figure the dang thing out before he rode it away.
  15. thescooterguy

    thescooterguy Member

    ya it looks like keystone cops . the bike is geared low so he was pedaling pretty fast . you can see where he finally shifted down . he lost his job because . he stole it on his lunch hour , took it back to work and then sold it on work property to the guy who runs a mobile taco stand . the only way i could track hm down was through his work . he got what he deserved . when the cops took the report i told them the value of the bike was $1200 , so it was a good felony , and of course he was already in trouble with the law , i sent this clip to kptv channel 12 new yesterday . i cant believe it , they called me in 20minutes , they coming over today to do a short story . ... what should i wear... lol
  16. What a fantastic outcome!

    Security cameras FTW!
  17. DetonatorTuning

    DetonatorTuning Active Member

    DUDE, you got the bike back, drilled the perp AND are wringin' a TV news spot of exposure for thescooterguy bikes and service out of it ?!?


  18. DetonatorTuning

    DetonatorTuning Active Member

    jerry's right too, if he had pegs on that bike the guy probably would have just dropped it on the sidewalk and booked !!
  19. thescooterguy

    thescooterguy Member

    i read a book that talked about looking forward to struggle and adversity because it brings improvements in life . when this happened last week i remember thinking what good could possibly come from this .
  20. Pablo

    Pablo Motored Bikes Sponsor

    I feel violated just watching that video. I am certainly glad it didn't go to the violent stage! I would have been steaming.....Keeping a level head would have been difficult, but possible. Good you got the bike back - that's the one thing for sure!!!