Re: STOLEN MOPED CAMBRIDGE MA (again)

Last night and this morning's check by me were via car btw

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This is great. I had ignored this thread for a while but just read the whole thing again today. Let us know what happens!

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I have to agree with the vigilante technique. I've dealt with the cops before when it comes to stolen property, and they really won't do anything unless you can PROVE ownership, and for them, that means clerical proof that you purchased that exact moped (that's why bike shops are supposed to write the bicycle serial number located under the bottom bracket on the sales receipt).

Without written proof that you own THAT moped, and not just _"see officer, I made that scratch there"_ or _"mine's the only moby around with white grips and a test-tube of oil in the storage compartment"_ they really can't do anything.

In fact, if you go to them, they're going to tell you that unless you can prove ownership, the moped belongs to the accused; possession is 9/10's of the law. So, if you go to the cops, this is what they're going to tell you, and then WHEN we go and take back the moby, WE will be the thief's, and the person who took Tim's moped can then call the cops and say _"remember those knuckleheads who accused me of taking their moped the other day? Well, they just came and stole it."_

So, how about we go to Home Despot and grab some hardened steel chain and a GOOD lock, and stealth in there and lock up the moped next time we see it. Then we have time to swarm without worrying about it being gone when we go to destroy.

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John Joedicke /

Well with all this chatter about this stolen bike the perp has gone underground. The bike will be probably scrapped or parted out in various ways. Loose lips ,sink ships! lol. Way to go boneheads.

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im goign to go out on a limb and suggest that the 16 year old kid from the projects next to where it was stolen isnt a MA member.

in any event, if we go about this ourselves, we might want to contact this guy

before we pay little larry a visit.

also, didnt tim file a police report on this one?

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I might be of some help in this area. If that's a U-lock on the there (not sure). I know a silent but deadly technique for opening them up. Involves a car jack. I've done this on two of my own locks (lost the keys) and it only took 5 mins. on one and 10 on the other. We take some tools along (exact right wrenches for all moby large nuts) in case it's easier to remove what it's locked on and move in and out as silent as a ninja whispering to a gnat.

I don't think it's a good idea if you lock up the bike with our own chain. Just alerts him to our presence. That when the trap gets sprung.

The cover of a rainy night might be perfect; he won't be riding, and the rain will cover up some of the noise.

I'd love to come along.

STOLEN MOPED CAMBRIDGE MA (again)

Gunther McCilicutty /

this person would have to be an idiot to steal a moped and ride it around or even to work in the same town.

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Personally....I'd just wait in a bush untill the fucker comes and unlocks the bike himself. Then I'd do this...

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_ this person would have to be an idiot to steal a moped and ride it around or even to work in the same town._

ive seen just that happen many times in cambridge. its not like we're dealing with the ingenious dr. moriarty and his henchmen here.

this is right in front of a door at a business. a group of people jacking open a locked bike in full view of everyone would be a disaster. anyhow, i am starting to fear that the moped might not show up again for a while.

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Most likely the person riding this bike around the city and taking the time to lock it up doesn’t know it's stolen.

Probably purchased it from the crack head that originally stole it, or from some sleazy pimp that’s passed it around like a dirty whore.

I'd be prepared for a some conflict and suggest Properly registering it when you do get it back. So you'll have recorded proof of owner ship this time.

Oh Ya be sure to ware gloves with this girl now maybe even two as you don't know who's done what kind of nasty sexual things to it and what kind of VD you might pick up.

Dam Moped Sex Trade!!!

Mike

Methuen, MA

Re: STOLEN MOPED CAMBRIDGE MA (again)

based on my knowledge of the situation, i think this tool IS the guy who stole it.

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well il be ridin right by that building tomorrow if its there something might happen

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Im with ya on that Jay!!

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great. <"i can see where this is going":

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I might have to go on this ride just so I can partake in the retrieval.

I have no problem walking up to some one and telling them I'm taking that bike and their aint shit they can do.

Mike

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it wouldnt be the first time i have done it

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Holy crap at this thread. I want to be there for the retrieval.

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Please be careful guys and gals.

Make sure you know whats going on before you punch the guy in the neck or something ...

Some above poster did have a good point, the fellow with the bike could have bought it thinking it was legit.

Also , man , orange mobies look alike. Be sure.

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don't you have the bill of sale with the VIN number on it?

I think that would hold up as far as the cops are concerned.

it also wouldnt be too hard to double check it really is yours with the frame stamped vin...

I'd check that first..

-aaron

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no bill of sales here dude, no vin except if you register...

Re: STOLEN MOPED CAMBRIDGE MA (again)

Go scope it out, write down the VIN number, fake a bill of sale dated a year ago, and THEN call the cops....

Now that I think about it, wouldn't it be totally possible to write down the VIN number of an unregistered locked up moped, go to the DMV and register it in your name and then report it as stolen? Brilliant.

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I have the key to the steering column lock.

I have a police report.

I went by today ... no moped ... probably won't be there tomorrow either ... but it will show up sometime in the next few weeks...

patience ...

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Sullivan & Sullivan,llp /

I think it's best in these situations to leave it up to the police. On the other hand, tomorrow before the ride I will tell a great science fiction story about how big brother can trace people over the phone lines, and the weird concept of hard evidence vs. circumstantial evidence, and also how the big brother will not cut bike locks for you. It'll be a real hoot.

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