YouTube/Reddit/Buzz60 Kayla Smith steals her own bike back from the thief
The Vancouver woman contacted the person who was selling it and arranged a meeting at a local Mac restaurant. When the man arrived, she was prompt enough to spot individual stickers on the bike, which re-established her belief that it was her own bike on sell. The bike also had some special brakes which were another mode of confirmation.
Ms Smith was talking to CBC News when she said that she was confused after she had realised that it was her own bike. She opted for playing dumb as she came to know that the seller had bought the bike from a roommate.
She realised how big a liar the seller was as she was quite sure that the man had stolen the bike from her place. Meanwhile, she asked if she could go for a test ride nearby. She told him that she would be around the parking zone but she rode away as soon as she got on the bike.
Ms Smith is a bartender who thought that the police might not have considered her bike as the top priority since they were already busy with more important issues. That was why she decided to do it herself, she told 24 Hours.
Const. Brian Montague from the Vancouver police warns against confronting suspected thieves. He informed that such people could be really dangerous as one might not be able to judge the kind of person one might be dealing with. The police should be contacted to perform such operation as it posed potential risks for the victim, if handled alone.
CBC News went further to contact the seller by calling his number which was originally listed on Craigslist along with the post. The person, on the contrary, denied all the allegations against him. On the other hand, Ms Smith called the seller after she recovered the bike and left a voice mail which had a rich dosage of swear words in it, she said.