A stolen bike could take weeks or months to retrieve, if it comes back at all. But Christian Garnette had his back in just a day.
Rather than reporting the theft to police last Tuesday after the 23-year-old Toronto man realized his bike was stolen, he turned to complete strangers on the Internet to help find it.
He posted a picture of his bicycle on the Facebook group of a local fixed gear shop around 3:30 a.m., asking if anyone had seen it since it went missing near the corner of Parliament Street and King Street East. All that remained was the front wheel and lock of the bright white bike.
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