Kind man helps stranger fix his bicycle handlebars only to discover that it was his own stolen bike

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SDPD notified me last Winter they found my bicycle, after 5 years. It was just the frame, minus the front forks and any of the gear. I passed on that offer, and the po po dude got pissed off, said I wasn’t being a good citizen and come and take it away. You can imagine my response to him…

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And that’s why they don’t bother most of the time. No victim, no crime. I used to work at a pawnshop and got tons of free bikes just by flipping them over and writing down the serial number. Crook would ask why I would say I have to check and see if it’s stolen and they would run. Cops never would even take a report.

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It’s your bike. Why wouldn’t you take responsibility for it?