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    Idea! Boulder Bait Bikes - Bike Thief Justice

    I'm fed up with stolen bikes, so I've decided to do something about it. I plan to set up a bunch of bait bikes around town with GPS trackers installed. If you think this sounds epic please help us out by donating to this cause: Boulder Bait Bikes - Bike Thief Justice by Brian Mingus - GoFundMe

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    Spread the word: boulderbaitbikes.com

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    Blatant overuse of the word "epic"...

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    put me down for 3k. check is in the mail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hungryhead View Post
    put me down for 3k. check is in the mail.
    If only this were clever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianMingus View Post
    I'm fed up with stolen bikes, so I've decided to do something about it. I plan to set up a bunch of bait bikes around town with GPS trackers installed. If you think this sounds epic please help us out by donating to this cause: Boulder Bait Bikes - Bike Thief Justice by Brian Mingus - GoFundMe
    What exactly do you plan on doing after you track a stolen bike?
    Aren't you worried about getting shot by a cat burgler?

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    I'm planning to call the police.

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    How,do you think the Boulder PD will like your sting operation?

    Something tells me they will not like this.

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    Your plan shows no connection or coordination with Boulder PD. Have you bounced this idea off of them. Do you think they will actually cut loose with the resource immediately when you call?

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    Perhaps the O.P. has vigilante justice in mind. Wouldn't that be kick-azz? Don't you want to pound some thieve's face with your jack-boot? Imagine the rush from that!
    Sign me up!
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    Don't have any thing to donate but my commuter bike was jacked off my front porch last year. Id be more than happy to let you plant a bike on my porch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade View Post
    Perhaps the O.P. has vigilante justice in mind. Wouldn't that be kick-azz? Don't you want to pound some thieve's face with your jack-boot? Imagine the rush from that!
    Sign me up!
    dexter v.boulderbikethieves.

    i like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oh My Sack! View Post
    Your plan shows no connection or coordination with Boulder PD. Have you bounced this idea off of them. Do you think they will actually cut loose with the resource immediately when you call?
    We have discussed this issue and my plan is to talk to a lawyer before I consult the police (I have access to free legal advice). A number of cities have bait bike programs and ideally the police would welcome it. On the flip side, I feel like it doesn't matter if they welcome it. To the best of my current knowledge locking a bike with a GPS tracker up to a bike rack and then reporting the location of the stolen bike to the police is entirely legal. And, it seems as though they would have an obligation to investigate. However, I am not a lawyer. Perhaps I am being idealistic, but I suspect the police will enjoy this. It makes their job easier and will be fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade View Post
    Perhaps the O.P. has vigilante justice in mind. Wouldn't that be kick-azz? Don't you want to pound some thieve's face with your jack-boot? Imagine the rush from that!
    Sign me up!
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    Seriously, lulz?

    An easier solution: securely lock your bicycles and get insurance coverage for your property.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogbie View Post
    Seriously, lulz?

    An easier solution: securely lock your bicycles and get insurance coverage for your property.
    Yeah, well, that's just, like, your opinion, man. In my opinion it's easier to punish bike theft rather than creating an arms race between bike thieves and lock manufacturers, in addition to artificially creating a market for more sophisticated locks in the first place. And, I personally want to see them punished. They suck.

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    Also, I think I will start saying lulz to people IRL. I bet it makes you seem super cool, like when people on the internet say it.

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    Arguing with people on the internet is a really good way to maximize funding for a project like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles View Post
    Arguing with people on the internet is a really good way to maximize funding for a project like this.
    I disagree.

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    9News in Denver already did this. They reported the people to the cops. Strange enough, REI wouldn't give them the video feed of the theft.

    Inside Story: Catching bike thieves | Video | 9news.com

    *There's a longer web version on the site somewehre, the above is from the TV broadcast.
    You have just been mentally Rick Roll'd. Yup you're thinking about it right now aren't you? Don't fight it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianMingus View Post
    I disagree.
    LULZ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ithnu View Post
    9News in Denver already did this. They reported the people to the cops. Strange enough, REI wouldn't give them the video feed of the theft.

    Inside Story: Catching bike thieves | Video | 9news.com
    Don't worry the NSA can give them a copy.

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