Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Bike Thief Justice VIDEO!

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!!

Bike Thief vs Street Justis from triple on Vimeo.



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13 comments:

Marrock said...

You all were a lot more forgiving than I would have been...

At the very least I'd have turned his hands into a pair of maracas.

Anonymous said...

GOOD idea to post this far and wide as theft deterrent, I think.

Anonymous said...

Good°! it is like mobaction in Nigeria :D

JSGD. said...

Someone please search this guy's home. My bike could be sleeping there...

G.S.GUCCILIFE said...

[]FINALLY, SOMEONE
,SHOWS HOW THEY DO ....(ON THE CWMD BLOG)...[]

Anonymous said...

The guy got what he deserved

monkey said...

that was fucking ace, totally deserved it and lesson worth teaching. i love the fact this guy got dressed for the job and thought safety first i wear a helmet. fucking priceless

Anonymous said...

That was fucking amazing. I felt the same sort of rush if I was actually in that situation. I wouldn't have done anything different.

Charles said...

We who ride bikes are typically fairly buff. Stealing a bike and getting caught is a suicide mission at best.d

dan said...

So much "bro".

kale said...

Yeah, it doesn't get old watching it.

DSBB - the battle cry of 2010?

Klas said...

In any case, beating someone, thief or not, is NOT ok. Two (three if you conut the cam guy) against one, pussies on steroids!

Don't fight fire with fire.

Hate on this video.

CyclingWMD said...

Klas: I can understand and respect your view. Only problem is that we live in an imperfect world. Had the CRIMINAL simply been detained until the police arrived, the best they would've done is taken an hour to get there and laughed once they realized what the situation was. COPS IN NYC DON'T GIVE TWO SHITS ABOUT CYCLISTS. Now, if you depended on your bike for your means of income, have had them stolen before and dealt with that frustration and expense MULTIPLE TIMES, you're going to tell me that when you find a bike thief in the process of stealing yet another bike from you, you're not going to give him a minor beating?! I hate to say it but NOT beating on him is more wrong than the actual act itself. Everyone takes a beating sometime man. I can tell you from personal experience that whatever beatings I took, whether I deserved it or not, only helped make me a stronger and more respectful person. I deplore violence but unfortunately sometimes it's an unavoidable..