When you have a bike, the last thing that you are going to want is to have it stolen. Sadly, bike thefts happen all the time. In fact, 1.5 million bikes are stolen each year, and that number is only on the rise. Many of these people who have their bikes stolen need them in order to get to work. Funnily enough, some people who steal bikes actually go to work riding bikes they stole.
A security camera footage , which was first released a few years back, shows a different way that one can confront the person who they have discovered had stolen their bike. The occasion takes place in a pawn shop known as Guitar Grave. Some guy was in there, busy selling something to the owners of the shop, when some guy comes in, and gets immediately confrontational with a guy who currently has his bike.
The guy with the bike immediately got defensive, claiming that he uses it to get to work, and that it purchased it from a friend for about 10 dollars. While many people in the comments section on Facebook, as well as the YouTube video are skeptical that the guy did not steal the bike himself, the man who owns the bike is far more trusting of the guy.
Knowing that the guy with the bike is trying to get to work and back, the owner does not want to take the bike away from him. In fact, he works with the kid in order to make sure that he is able to keep in touch, and is able to have a ride for work. This is a heartfelt thing to see, as while the guy wants his bike back, he does not want to potentially leave someone stranded and unable to get to and back from work.
At the end of the conversation, they shake hands, and walk out the door. The owner of the shop, Guitar Grave, makes videos like this often on their YouTube channel. This is due to the fact that they have a high-end camera that they screen interactions like this that happen on a daily basis. The thing is though, the other ones usually do not end up so nice like this one did.
The end of the footage does leave one desiring for more closure. However, despite seeing the YouTube channel, the comments, as well as comments on Reddit and Facebook, and looking on other sites, I have not been able to find any update to this story. We do not know if the guy gets his bike back, or if he was able to stay in touch with the kid.
That said though, he has a big heart and is very trusting to be able to let the guy use his bike, despite the fact that they guy may have stolen it in the first place. We need more guys like this, who are willing to not let things escalate into a fight. Good hearts are needed.
Video Credit: Mike Fink | YouTube