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Almost Famous

In a former life I worked at Local 12, WKRC-TV. Today my phone rang and I looked down to see the name Deborah Dixon pop up. How nice, the crime reporter was calling me, the lawyer. Nope. The crime reporter was calling me, the victim of crime. Unfortunately, our interview fell through, so I didn't get to be on TV. But my bike is famous. See it at :46. I'm the man who found his bike on Craigslist.

According to the news report, this is the culprit in potentially hundreds of garage robberies. Reportedly, he did it to fuel a drug habit. So what did we learn today? In my case, don't leave your bike on your front porch... even for a second. Second, lock your garages people. And third, we should all keep working on the problems with drugs in our society, because I'd much rather have this guy riding his own bike that stealing any more of ours. Thanks to the Cincinnati Police Department (particularly Detective Gina Scott) for helping me recover the bike. Thanks to City Prosecutor Charlie Rubenstein for guiding me through the process of reporting a crime and later, for helping me with the process once it was found. Big thanks to Brian Long and Campus Cyclery. Brian and the rest of the guys at Campus have all worked on my bike at one point. Brian built most of it. It was Brian who found it on Craigslist. It was Brian who called me in the middle of the night to tell me he found it.


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