hey guys, my bike has been stolen from Grote street (infront of central markets, near the Coles) tonight between the hours of 18:00 and 12:00.
It's the bike in my picture
Black Aerospoke wheels front and back
If anyone sees this bike please call the police.
I'm really upset as you could imagine
You deserve better Jon, perhaps the police need to be reminded that it's the citizens of S.A. who ultimately pay their wages. Is it any wonder people take the law into their own hands.
You got his name and address, go to his house and give the guy the flogging he deserves. It's hard to steal with broken fingers.
Or, publicise his name and address along with the fact that he's a thieving scum. Letterbox drop his neighbourhood to let them know. Post flyers near where it was stolen saying "Had your bike stolen? Try Mr. xxx of XXX address, he stole mine. The good fairies may do the messy work for you. Paint the words thieving scum on the street outside his house / on his car / on his forehead. Make his life miserable. Rinse and repeat.
Continued... Also let the local school communities know about him, I'm sure a lazy swine like that steals locally too. Put up flyers at his local shopping areas too. Photograph him and add that to your posters so that he can't hide.
Better yet run him down as he's riding a bike, then for once the pathetic plod will be on your side.
"I can't believe that this idiot got away with the crime. I'm really disgusted and still depressed about losing my bike. The police were actually shameless enough to ring me and ask if i was happy with their investigation, when i told them no, the lady on the phone argued with me"
Having your bike nicked and a lack lustre response from the police is bad enough but having to deal with the police ringing up and asking if you were happy with their performance beggars belief. They seem to be following Qantas's business model......they ignore repeated emails and letters complaining about their *** service and then a few weeks later you receive an email invitation to participate in a customer satisfaction survey.
Jon, I'd ramp things up by taking the matter to higher powers as has been suggested by others.
My partner and I had a similar incident some years ago: we had an iMac stolen. The Police did little. Week later our internet account was showing a new phone #. We reported this to the Police, but they wouldn't act. Turns out they are hamstrung by privacy laws.
This may be what you are experiencing. What gives me (and you I'm sure) the s#$%s is the complete lack of communication and politeness.
Very sorry about your bike. I hope the future brings a new one into your life.
You should have arranged a meeting to have a look at the wheels then just waltzed off with them. What could he have done? Called the cops! It's an idea...
If one tries that, take muscled friends with you. I would not trust a thief.
Jon obviously wanted the police to act so that he could get the bike AND wheels back. As well as apprehend the thief who probably caused grief to other cyclists and people.
I would have called him to inspect the wheels, found out where they lived and gone round at 4am in the morning and poured battery acid over their car. F*ck them. They deserve it. SA Police are gutless cowards and they could put forward a change to that legislation if they wanted to but they choose to hide behind it instead. Pathetic.
Police definitely control legislation and have heaps of sway in how it's changed...