Wednesday, August 15, 2012

YouTube Avenger Tracks Down Bike Thief

Posted By on Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 11:03 AM

There's a special rage that comes with getting your bike stolen, almost like someone has stolen a piece of you. And with that special rage comes special fantasies of Klingon cuisine-style revenge—a dish best served cold.

Jake Gillum, a Portland, Ore., graduate student recently lived out some version of that fantasy when he discovered his stolen bike for sale on Craigslist in Seattle. His response: use a smartphone app to mask his identity and contact the seller under an alias, then set up a sting and film the whole thing. You can see the result below.

A note to adult children: There's a lot of well-deserved profanity in this video.

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