This might be the best bike prank video ever
Do Americans care about bike theft? Mercifully, some do. In fact, some will repeatedly hit you with their purse if you ask them for help cutting a bike lock. But others will help you free a chained-up bike, then ask as an afterthought if it’s actually yours. Watch the unexpected hilarity:
Totally Rad Clothing made the video as sort of a bike-related sociological experiment (and sneaky viral promotion for its T-shirt company, which also happens to sell a CAT PONCHO). It’s hard to pick the best line of dialogue:
Stranger: Is this your bike?
Chain-cutting guy: Uh, no.
Stranger: Then how come you’re cutting the chain?
Chain-cutting guy: Because I wanted it?
Same stranger, later: Is this your bike?
Chain-cutting guy: Now it is!
Unfortunately most (real) bike thefts don’t end this happily — police fail to recover 52 percent of stolen bikes, and only 5 percent of bike theft victims get their bike returned. Make sure you write down your bike’s serial number and double-lock it, if at all possible, with a heavy-duty U-lock as well as a big-ass chain. Either that or be prepared to run a sting operation to steal your bike back.
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