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Stolen Chopper Bike "Darryl" Recovered!

A great good news story happened here in Toronto yesterday. A “chopper” bike named “Darryl” was stolen, surveillance camera photos of the thief emerged, and the bike was recovered through a couple of anonymous tips. Here’s the complete story, from the owner of the bike.


Amazon riding Darryl the chopper.


My bike is RIGHT here, back at home. Am never leaving it where I cant see it again!

How did I get my bike back?? As soon as my bike went missing I posted Craigslist and emailed EVERYONE, who posted it EVERYWHERE, (THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH) because who would be dumb enough to steal a zebra covered art chopper bike???

There are a lot more details Im leaving out, sleuthing, photos, asking all the neighbors, calling 14th div, for advice, but long story short, with the help of some good friends he’s back.

I then got an anonymous email from my LOST AND FOUND posting on Craigslist, telling me vaguely where my bike was. Then I got another, with more information- that it was in a bar, and was used against a bar tab!!

Apparently the idiot who stole it took it for a joyride then to a bar and left it as collateral. He tried to rip off the fur and the stickers and couldn’t, or maybe he realized it was too original, so he ditched it. Lucky for me!!!

When I called the bar this morning as soon as it opened the kind lady there knew right away what I was talking about. I raced down (I have never run so fast) to a sketchy bar on Bloor street and there he was. Darryl!!! I gave her flowers as a thank you and everyone told me how much they loved my bike and how they wondered who owned it. They were so kind.

Later when I thought about it, the reason they still had it and were trolling on Craigslist is that they probably thought that they could sell it, but seeing it all over the net (thank you all!), they probably realized that this bike was not only hot, it was HOTTT! I didn’t even think to ask them about the thief.

Crying with joy, I inspected him quickly and rode Darryl home like a bat out of hell. His fur was torn a bit and they had tried to remove the stickers, but hes really no worse for wear.

THANK YOU EVERYBODY. Thank you stranger who emailed me, whatever your intentions. Thank you universe!!! Darryl’s home.

Now we just have to find the bike thief and nail him!!



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