Monday, August 31, 2009

"Look, I'm Stealing This Bicycle"

Spotted in Georgetown on Sunday afternoon...(click on the image to zoom in and read the handmade sign taped to it)

We're not sure what to make of this--it looks like it could be a plant, or it could be someone just having their jollies. Perhaps the MPD are using a bit of reverse psychology, or it's someone's clever way to prevent their bike from being lifted? We're not sure. But I do know this much: it reminds me very much of the set-up for one of my all-time favorite Trigger Happy TV moments.


Anonymous said...

It wouldn't be hard to steal, pull the rear wheel or clip about 4 spokes and you'd be gone with it.

Anonymous said...

It’s definitely not MPD. They don’t care about theft from cars or hit and runs let alone a stolen bike.

Stephen said...

That's clever and all, but a bike thief isn't going to fall for that sign. This person ought to learn how to lock a bike - as 12:50pm says, locking some spokes on your back wheel does nothing. Learn how at

Anonymous said...

sweet. Once I saw someone leave a bike smack in the middle of a busy sidewalk. Withe everyone becoming annoyed at having to walk AROUND the bike, nobody stole it, and when my friend tried to put it on the bike rack this man freaked out so it stayed put. Hidden in plain sight.