On Wednesday our awesome employee Vanessa spotted a shady character walking away clumsily with a bike twice his size. After confronting the man, it became clear that the bike had just been stolen. Vanessa reached for her phone and upon threatening to call police the thief reluctantly walked away from the ride.
We reached out to the San Francisco Police department bike theft handle @SFPDbiketheft and provided the officer with information on the bike.
Within an hour, officer Friedman arrived to recover the stolen bike. We discussed bike theft in San Francisco and the efforts that are being taken to curb the issue. We’re very grateful for the program that officer Friedman has kicked off and happy to know that it is having an impact and bringing the cycling community together. We hope that this initiative will find support and transition into full fledged anti-bike theft task force.