Venting: Thieves Suck!!! - Jemsite
Off-topic / Miscellaneous Talk about miscellaneous stuff off-topic and not related to music, guitars or bands. No music, gear or anything guitar related here please.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-13-2015, 09:04 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 2,647
Venting: Thieves Suck!!!

Some little jerk stole my sons Fuji bike last night. They left a cheap huffy behind. They followed him from the high school which is right in front of our neighborhood and when they stopped at a buddy's house, the bike was gone.

I am going to ride around tonight and look for it. I know it's local because they could not have rode far on the huffy they left. Just irks me. $400 Fuji we got him late last year.

They made a mistake. I WILL find this bike.

Grrrrrr

Jeff

Last edited by satchmo72; 05-13-2015 at 09:19 AM.
satchmo72 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-13-2015, 10:24 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Athens, Greece
Posts: 983
Re: Ventiong: Thieves Suck!!!

That's a lot of money Jeff.... Hope you find the bike. I am on the hunt for bikes for my kids, I guess i'll end up buying two chinese cheapos they'll feel alright destroying, rather than spending the money they ask for premium brands.
panix is offline  
post #3 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-13-2015, 10:37 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 2,647
Re: Ventiong: Thieves Suck!!!

Thanks Panix, I bought him a decent bike because we HAD planned on doing some touring together. He was trying to get in some miles before we go, was out with his buddies riding and stopped at a buddies when one of their chains came off. He left it out for just a couple of minutes while they dug a bike out of a shed.

Opportunity presented itself and someone took it.
satchmo72 is offline  
post #4 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-13-2015, 11:34 AM
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: UK/Ireland
Posts: 3,525
Re: Ventiong: Thieves Suck!!!

Bummer dude, sorry to hear that. Do you have the frame number??
IbanezDaemon is offline  
post #5 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-13-2015, 12:07 PM
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Northern California
Posts: 2,511
Re: Ventiong: Thieves Suck!!!

That sucks. I hope you find the bike soon. Go to the high school and tell the authorities. I think with time they will find out who did this.
63Blazer is offline  
post #6 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-13-2015, 12:11 PM
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Kansas
Posts: 1,958
Re: Ventiong: Thieves Suck!!!

Oh man... that sucks! I hope you can locate it. Keep an eye on craigslist & [email protected]

A local gal got her bike stolen, saw it for sale on craigslist, and arranged to meet to "buy" it at a McDonalds. She verified the sn#, asked to test ride it, and rode it home.
FireEagle is offline  
post #7 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-13-2015, 12:50 PM
Moderator
 
jim777's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Blackwood, NJ
Posts: 9,596
Re: Venting: Thieves Suck!!!

Good Luck man, my daughter's stolen Yamaha sax never showed up again and it broke her heart.
jim777 is offline  
post #8 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-13-2015, 02:16 PM
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Northern California
Posts: 2,511
Re: Ventiong: Thieves Suck!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by FireEagle View Post
Oh man... that sucks! I hope you can locate it. Keep an eye on craigslist & [email protected]

A local gal got her bike stolen, saw it for sale on craigslist, and arranged to meet to "buy" it at a McDonalds. She verified the sn#, asked to test ride it, and rode it home.
LMAO. A total gotcha moment!

I love this one when it comes to a short verbal exchange when asking a question:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXn2QVipK2o
63Blazer is offline  
post #9 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-13-2015, 03:11 PM
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Posts: 531
Re: Venting: Thieves Suck!!!

That sucks! I hope you find it Jeff.
kissTheApex is offline  
post #10 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-13-2015, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 2,647
Re: Venting: Thieves Suck!!!

Thanks ALL!!!!

So get this...I don't give up easy and was home for lunch when I just decided to follow up on a hunch that my son had mentioned, about a local house 2 blocks away with kids riding what he thought might the bike that was left in place of my sons bike. Sure enough, I drive by that house and there is his bike laying next to the house. I verified it by looking at the serial and knew it was his by the Nashbar bottle cage I had put on 2 days earlier. I spoke with the neighbors about what I was doing and he said that the same 2 kids had broke into his sons truck the week before and had taken a cell phone. One of the two kids walked down the street out the house when the neighbors and I were talking, he didn't even say anything about the bike and only looked back at me when I drove by.

I called the cops and reported the incident. They said they would fill out the forms to increase patrols when they could through that neighborhood.

EDIT: Helles Yeah I grabbed the bike. If I was 10 minutes later the kid might have been gone on it again.

Last edited by satchmo72; 05-13-2015 at 04:29 PM.
satchmo72 is offline  
post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-13-2015, 04:11 PM
Moderator
 
jim777's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Blackwood, NJ
Posts: 9,596
Re: Venting: Thieves Suck!!!

Did you grab your kid's bike? How could you leave that part of the story out? lol
jim777 is offline  
post #12 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-13-2015, 04:27 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 2,647
Re: Venting: Thieves Suck!!!

Oh hell yeah!!!!!! I grabbed the neighbor next door who was mowing his mom's grass and told him what I was doing and that I was taking the bike, the neighbor from across the street then came over and was not even surprised when I told him what I was doing.

Threw it in the trunk and took it home. My boy was ecstatic.

Jeff
satchmo72 is offline  
post #13 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-13-2015, 05:19 PM
Moderator
 
jim777's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Blackwood, NJ
Posts: 9,596
Re: Venting: Thieves Suck!!!

You should douse the one they left in gasoline and light it up. Once it's finished cooking, drop it back on their lawn

(Ok, don't really do that lol)
jim777 is offline  
post #14 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-13-2015, 05:56 PM
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Posts: 531
Re: Venting: Thieves Suck!!!

Cue in Magnum PI theme! Great investigative work Jeff!
kissTheApex is offline  
post #15 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-13-2015, 06:04 PM
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Kansas
Posts: 1,958
Re: Venting: Thieves Suck!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by satchmo72 View Post
Oh hell yeah!!!!!! I grabbed the neighbor next door who was mowing his mom's grass and told him what I was doing and that I was taking the bike, the neighbor from across the street then came over and was not even surprised when I told him what I was doing.

Threw it in the trunk and took it home. My boy was ecstatic.

Jeff
Way to go! Glad you got it back!
FireEagle is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Jemsite forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address

IMPORTANT: You will be required to activate your account so please ensure that your email address is correct.

If you do not receive your activation check your spam folder before using the CONTACT US form (at the bottom right of each page).



Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
NEW This is Why You Suck at Guitar! Your Pinch Harmonics Suck! HumanFuseBen Players & Bands, Music & Sounds, Tours & Jams, Lessons & Theory! 10 05-21-2016 07:54 PM
The return of This is Why You Suck at Guitar! Your picking patterns suck! HumanFuseBen Players & Bands, Music & Sounds, Tours & Jams, Lessons & Theory! 1 03-31-2015 01:05 PM
Well, Venting Eco Off-topic / Miscellaneous 10 06-04-2007 03:24 PM
THIEVES AT WORK AGAIN - JEM 10th and GMC Rich Classified Ads: Ibanez JEM/UV Guitars 11 07-14-2006 10:44 AM
Hi and a little venting... caprile Off-topic / Miscellaneous 17 07-11-2006 07:24 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome