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    Longview man accused of stealing $55,000 worth of bikes from shops in WA, OR and UT

    http://www.katu.com/news/local/15069676.html

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    LONGVIEW, Wash. - Seattle police say a Longview foot doctor is responsible for an unusual crime spree stretching across three Western states.

    Following his arrest, the suspect tried unsuccessfully to kill himself.

    Seattle police arrested Dr. Jacob Bos over the past weekend and accused him of stealing expensive bicycles in Oregon, Washington and Utah.

    Police say Bos would go to a bike shop, ask to test ride an expensive model, and then never return.

    They say they think Bos stole about $55,000 total worth of bikes, many of which were high-end models costing thousands of dollars each.

    When he was arrested in Longview, police say they found a stolen bike at the his office. Five more stolen bikes were reportedly found at his home, along with other stolen items.

    Bill Larson of Cyclepath in Hillsboro said Bos "had this way about him that was really warm and you just really believed what he had to say."

    Larson said Bos was cordial and knew his way around a bicycle. He said Bos took a $6,800 bicycle for a test ride, came back to get the bike adjusted, went back out and never returned.

    Police say Bos also sold a stolen bike to a fellow riding team member. The thefts all took place within the last year.

    Police say that after Bos was released from custody , he tried to kill himself by taking lidocain, slitting his forearm and then tried to drive his car into the Kalama River.

    Bos survived the suicide attempts. Police say additional charges could be filed as the investigation continues.
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    "He said Bos took a $6,800 bicycle for a test ride, came back to get the bike adjusted, went back out and never returned."

    That's impressive. "Hey, before I steal this bike, adjust it so it fits me better!" Now, bringing it back for a free 30-day tune up would have been off the charts!

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    what?
    Do they even let you demo a $6800 bike without credit cards and such?

    When I demo'd a $2500 bike they wanted everything I had. I guess I look like a criminal.

    What a weird crime. Esp. for someone with a little money.

    Bike thieves disgust me.

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    Well...

    Quote Originally Posted by offroadfanatic
    what?... I guess I look like a criminal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by offroadfanatic
    Bike thieves disgust me.
    All thieves disgust me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by offroadfanatic
    What a weird crime. Esp. for someone with a little money.
    If his business success is up there with his success level at trying to kill himself he may not have any money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockin
    If his business success is up there with his success level at trying to kill himself he may not have any money.
    It had probably been awhile since he studied upper extremity anatomy and couldn't find the artery. At least he tried "taking Lidocain" to numb everything up first!

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    punishment...hmmm...

    How bout we have an event @ the next bike show...

    Strap the guy down with tubes and everyone gets to ride over him...then we prop him up and throw used chainrings(shark toothed ones) at him....JK...

    Better yet how bout he builds mtn bike trails for us....

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    Foot in mouth...

    Quote Originally Posted by Nat
    It had probably been awhile since he studied upper extremity anatomy and couldn't find the artery. At least he tried "taking Lidocain" to numb everything up first!
    Ya.....those foot specialists. They're special alright.

    Klepto.......it's so close to "clip toe", maybe he got confused.

    Just jerkin' your chain Nat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGfatED
    Ya.....those foot specialists. They're special alright.

    Klepto.......it's so close to "clip toe", maybe he got confused.

    Just jerkin' your chain Nat.
    Har!!! Clip-toe-maniac! Hoooo! Good one Jason!

    Maybe the guy was in training for grand theft au-toe?

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    A bit OT here Nat, but, I just wanted to say I'm proud to be your 8,000 post. You're a work horse.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nat
    Har!!! Clip-toe-maniac! Hoooo! Good one Jason!

    Maybe the guy was in training for grand theft au-toe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGfatED
    A bit OT here Nat, but, I just wanted to say I'm proud to be your 8,000 post. You're a work horse.
    Yikes, I didn't even notice. Why I have carpal tunnel?

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    No, that's from griping the scalpel to tight.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nat
    Yikes, I didn't even notice. Why I have carpal tunnel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGfatED
    No, that's from griping the scalpel to tight.
    Maybe Jeff Jones can make for me an H-scalpel?

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    Wait list....

    Quote Originally Posted by Nat
    Maybe Jeff Jones can make for me an H-scalpel?

    It will take years to get him to build you them. Do you know how behind he is on his bikes. Good lord. Don't give him any more tasks. Keep welding Jeff, and I'll see you at the hand made bike show on Saturday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGfatED
    It will take years to get him to build you them. Do you know how behind he is on his bikes. Good lord. Don't give him any more tasks. Keep welding Jeff, and I'll see you at the hand made bike show on Saturday.
    Maybe Merlin then? But then would it be a "real" Jones H-scalpel?

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    not a quiter

    He was a scum bag bike thief, but at least he wasn't a quiter he finally managed to kill himself last week. Hung himself in the hospital.

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    I think he killed himself because he was no longer one step ahead of the law

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    Maybe stealing bikes was a cry for help. Kinda sad, maybe if he'd spent more time riding instead of stealing he'd have figured something out like life is good go for a ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jollybeggar
    Maybe stealing bikes was a cry for help. Kinda sad, maybe if he'd spent more time riding instead of stealing he'd have figured something out like life is good go for a ride.
    I think his issues were beyond what a bike ride could fix.

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