Tag bike thieves

Who’s @SFPDBikeTheft? Meet the Man Behind the Twitter Handle: Officer Matt Friedman

One of the upsides of becoming an advocate for cracking down on bike theft in the Bay Area is that I’ve met a lot of fantastic individuals and organizations who are also working hard to solve this problem. (The only downside is the increasing number of forlorn emails I receive on a weekly basis from owners bemoaning the loss of their bicycles. It definitely indicates the widespread nature of this issue.)
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Beware This Bike Thief

A source at the SFPD (who’d like to remain anonymous) forwarded me the following photos of a serial bike thief. He was apprehended again recently for bike theft and possession of burglary tools (I suppose the prominent “I hate cops,” tattoo on his face makes him an easy target to spot.) In doing so, he violated his parole. When arrested, he was unremorseful and told the officers, “I steal bikes.”

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Mission Bike Thief

Meeting A Would-Be Miyata Bike Thief in the Mission

Shortly before 6:30PM tonight, The Bearded One met me at KQED so we could ride an after work Friday night city loop. Just as we were making our way through the Mission on 23rd and Harrison, TBO saw a man crouched down by a bicycle out of the corner of his eye. Read More