Found a basically brand new street cruiser bicycle in my trash bin today. It was too new for someone to throw away. I can almost guarantee you it was stolen and someone threw it in the trash as they were afraid of getting caught.
My clue was that the front tire had ran almost out of air. Other than that, the bike was in good shape, almost new. That’s why I knew it was stolen. Whomever stole it didn’t want to deal with airing up the tire, so they dumped it, probably in a hurry.
I called my local police department and they came and picked the bike up. As soon as I saw it, I knew some young teenage kid had gotten his or her bike stolen – it was too new. The officer said that after 90 days I could have it if someone didn’t claim it. I told the lady officer nope, if the rightful owner doesn’t materialize let some young teenage kid have it.
Maybe some young teenager can use that bike to go to school or something else.
I now hope the bike went to it’s rightful owner.