I just spotted this on the NYC fixed board and figured I'd share:
Here's the story. I was having brunch on first ave and first street with a a couple of friends including Alfred .It was a pretty sunny day and a good there was a good amount of pedestrian traffic .Nothing unusual. Alfred went out to make a call and spotted someone looking over his bike. Nothing unusual ,he got a hot ass cannondale with hot ass wheels.the guy was average looking,had a helmet and a bag.looked like your average joe casual biker.Suddenly this dude gets on his knees and pulls out a drill.At first Alfred thought he wanted to steal his wheels,until he saw the drill.Is this what it has come out to?!people stealing bike with drills?Anyways as he was getting ready to drill the ulock,Alfred comes in the restaurant and yells,!yooooo someones trying to steal my bike,lets go get him.and let me tell you this ass hole tried stealing the wrong bike.first it was a bike messengers bike and second it was Alfred's bike and the motherFkr got a temper sometimes.so we roll out to this dude and start pounding him.my first instinct was to get my U lock and bang on him,but my bike was already locked up so , we bumbrushed this dude and started pounding him.Everybody is watching and wondering why this dude is being plumeted ,but at that point we don't give a fuck.we had to make sure this asshole dosen't do it again.me personal i have had 2 bikes stolen,in like a month apart.fuck that shit.he did't even look like a bike thief!so while pounding him i reach out to put my phone in my pocket and realized i had a camera on my wait.i pulled it out and captured the second half of the beating!
Tools of his trade:
While I'm sure a lot of people might think that posting this is a bad idea I don't agree. Unlike the U-lock INjustice video a lot of us were super bummed to see, this video just depicts THE EXACT same action YOU and YOUR FRIENDS would take in an attempt to educate a future ex-bike thief..
This is just one of many situations you might occasionally fantasize about being lucky enough to find yourself in the middle of. Not only did these guys do a good job of scaring the shit out of the thief, but most importantly: they didn't take it too far. ON TOP OF ALL THAT THEY FUCKING SHOT VIDEO SO WE COULD ALL VICARIOUSLY SHARE THE EXPERIENCE!!!
Good fucking job guys! My only criticism being a lack of proper punctuation. Though something tells me I would've made a similar hack job in huried anticipation of posting the vid as well, hehe. In any case, next weekend brunch is on me ;-)
No, seriously.. Name a time and date and I'll totally pick up the bill.. Post bike jumble perhaps..?
UPDATE: Alas, the video is now gone. For those of you who were lucky enough to enjoy it, consider yourself blessed. Hopefully it'll turn up again one day..
ANOTHER UPDATE: Found it elsewhere- ENJOY!!