The man police say is behind a major bicycle theft ring in Toronto will be the subject of a documentary and graphic novel written and produced by CBC contributor Richard Poplak.
Kenk, owner of the shop Bicycle Clinic, was arrested and charged in July 2008 with theft, attempted theft, possession of stolen property and possession of burglar tools. Later, police displayed nearly 3,000 bikes that were found across the city, hidden in garages, warehouses and homes.
Poplak, author of The Sheik’s Batmobile, told CBC News that he was struck by Kenk’s character.
“Once you have met Igor once, he’s stuck, he’s stuck in your head,” Poplak said in an interview Friday.