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$10K Bike Stolen From Pickup Truck In Laguna Beach
CBSLA.com) ^ | December 3, 2013 5:48 AM

Posted on 12/03/2013 7:40:05 AM PST by BenLurkin

LAGUNA BEACH (CBSLA.com) — Police in Orange County Tuesday were asking for the public’s help in recovering a stolen bike worth $10,000.

The Scott Genius 710 bike was stolen on the night of Nov. 23 from the back of a pickup truck parked in the underground garage of the Inn at Laguna.

“The bicycle is a custom build, and all paint and decals are custom,” Det. Matt Meadows said.


(credit: Laguna Beach Police Department)

Anyone with information on the bike’s whereabouts should contact Laguna Beach police at (949) 497-0701.


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Next time some Pinko tells you that nobody "needs" an assault rifle -- remind them that nobody "needs" a $10,000 bicycle.
1 posted on 12/03/2013 7:40:05 AM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

They expect me to believe the parking garage didn’t have any sort of video surveillance?

Really?


2 posted on 12/03/2013 7:42:56 AM PST by Black Agnes
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To: BenLurkin

Sorry but a $10,000 bike would share the room with me. NOT a smart move leaving it in the parking garage, maybe not smart enough to own a bike that expensive.


3 posted on 12/03/2013 7:43:37 AM PST by outinyellowdogcountry
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To: BenLurkin

Perfect!!!

Thank You


4 posted on 12/03/2013 7:44:41 AM PST by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: BenLurkin

A comedian back in the 80’s was saying that anyone that bought a $10k bottle of wine deserved to come home one evening and discover his teenagers made “spritzers” of it and drank it with friends.


5 posted on 12/03/2013 7:45:16 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: BenLurkin

who in the world left a $10,000 bike in the back of a truck? i am disgusted by people who steal from others... how dare they... but in this case, i think it was deserved... que idiota!


6 posted on 12/03/2013 7:46:18 AM PST by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: BenLurkin

I paid 10,500 for my buick century


7 posted on 12/03/2013 7:47:25 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: BenLurkin

In my experience, most victims have allowed themselves to become victims. Who here would leave anything worth $10,000 in the back of a pickup? I don’t care how secure the garage looked. Put the bike in the cab of the truck. Would you leave that much cash in the bed of a truck?


8 posted on 12/03/2013 7:47:40 AM PST by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: Black Agnes
They expect me to believe the parking garage didn’t have any sort of video surveillance?

When you pull into a parking deck either on your ticket or on a sign nearby is a disclaimer that says "park at your own risk" and "management not responsible for stolen or damaged property". What does it benefit the deck owner to put in thousands of dollars worth of cameras?

9 posted on 12/03/2013 7:48:34 AM PST by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: Pan_Yan
When you pull into a parking deck either on your ticket or on a sign nearby is a disclaimer that says "park at your own risk" and "management not responsible for stolen or damaged property".


10 posted on 12/03/2013 7:49:36 AM PST by dfwgator (Fire Muschamp. Go Michigan State!)
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To: Pan_Yan

Because those statements might not protect against a really good tort lawyer?

Because you want to make your parking garage safe for the little old ladies walking to their cars?

Because most insurance companies give discounts for putting up video surveillance?

etc.


11 posted on 12/03/2013 7:50:42 AM PST by Black Agnes
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To: BenLurkin

Probably stolen by an obama supporter — maybe even one of his sons.


12 posted on 12/03/2013 7:51:11 AM PST by Londo Molari
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To: BenLurkin

a $5 can of spraypaint will have it looking like a mountain bike from WalMart in no time at all


13 posted on 12/03/2013 7:51:26 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: outinyellowdogcountry
Sorry but a $10,000 bike would share the room with me.

I'd get it its own bed.

14 posted on 12/03/2013 7:52:54 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: Londo Molari

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/okay.wav


15 posted on 12/03/2013 7:55:20 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Black Agnes
Because those statements might not protect against a really good tort lawyer?

And having a video that says "Look! It's easy to steal from our property!" would?

Because you want to make your parking garage safe for the little old ladies walking to their cars?

Camera's don't make a property that much safer. They just give the police something to work with after the crime is done.

16 posted on 12/03/2013 7:57:03 AM PST by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: Londo Molari

LOL! Good post. Maybe the thief rode off to a convenience store to buy some Skittles.


17 posted on 12/03/2013 7:57:18 AM PST by Starboard
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To: Pan_Yan

I agree with your points entirely.

It’s just hard to believe that there still exist pockets of unsurveilled public access property anymore.

I’m going to make 2 bets here:

1. there was video of the parking lot.

2. that video no longer exists and the theft was an inside job by an employee or one of their buddies.


18 posted on 12/03/2013 7:58:50 AM PST by Black Agnes
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To: BenLurkin

I’m sure the thief needed $ 50.00 bucks more than the Pinko needed a 10K bicycle.


19 posted on 12/03/2013 8:00:59 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: BenLurkin

“Why everyone wanted my bike, just this morning Francis, FRANCIS!!!”

-Pee Wee Herman


20 posted on 12/03/2013 8:01:08 AM PST by JWashington69 (FRANCIS!!!)
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To: BenLurkin
...or maybe one Pinko thought the high-dollar Pinko bike was community property.

Share the wealth and all. hehe

21 posted on 12/03/2013 8:03:38 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: BenLurkin

Scott Sports Bikes


22 posted on 12/03/2013 8:07:15 AM PST by deport
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To: TexasCajun
My Schwinn Varsity 10 speed cost $95 back in ‘70...
23 posted on 12/03/2013 8:07:58 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Black Agnes

I’d be willing to give fair odds to one or more of the the following:

1. Camera or DVR was not working. It hasn’t worked in months and the owners probably didn’t even know or wouldn’t pay for repairs.
2. Cheap cameras just barely show you shapes and maybe skin color but no recognizable features.
3. Thief was smart enough to know where the uncovered entrance is.


24 posted on 12/03/2013 8:11:46 AM PST by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: BenLurkin

If you ride several thousand miles per year, you can appreciate a high quality carbon fibre bike with top of the line components. It is all about the experience. Aerodynamics, handling, weight, acceleration, predictability, etc.
Sure for some it is about bragging rights and having the latest and greatest, but for for this rider, the difference is real!


25 posted on 12/03/2013 8:12:21 AM PST by free from tyranny
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To: BenLurkin

$2000 is my absolute breaking point. I bought a Surly Long Haul Trucker off a guy on Craigslist for $950 and am a happy camper. It’s amazing how expensive bikes can be!


26 posted on 12/03/2013 8:13:43 AM PST by avenir (I'm pessimistic about man, but I'm optimistic about GOD!)
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To: BenLurkin

I can sypathize — I have an expensive mountain bike. Not $10k mind you, but expensive enough. This bike actually is rare enough that the mountain bike community will assist in keeping an eye out for it. I’d hit up all the local mountain bike forums for everyone to keep an eye out on the trails.

Either that, or someone needed a DUI cruiser and it will be parked at the local bar.


27 posted on 12/03/2013 8:14:02 AM PST by Londo Molari
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To: Pan_Yan

Some combination of the above.

The real idiot is the one who left the bike in his truck.

He won’t be doing that again I’ll bet.


28 posted on 12/03/2013 8:16:13 AM PST by Black Agnes
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To: Sacajaweau

Back in the 1970’s we bought a brand new three bedroom two bath house for $15,000 and worried at the time about spending so much money. I just can’t imagine someone spending $10,000 for just a bike. Says something about some of the people today. But then again it’s bigger boys with bigger and more expensive toys.


29 posted on 12/03/2013 8:26:09 AM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Londo Molari
Probably stolen by an obama supporter — maybe even one of his sons.

More likely three or four of the vermin: only community intelligence is adequate to such complicated, high risk tasks.

30 posted on 12/03/2013 8:29:05 AM PST by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: Black Agnes

I’ll bet that the dolt who left the bike unsecured in the pickup overnight either did not have it insured or the insurance company won’t payoff because it was stolen due to the owner’s negligence. What an absolute moron.


31 posted on 12/03/2013 8:31:21 AM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: JWashington69

They need to look for it in the basement of the Alamo.


32 posted on 12/03/2013 8:32:51 AM PST by windcliff
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To: windcliff
They need to look for it in the basement of the Alamo.


33 posted on 12/03/2013 8:38:00 AM PST by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: BenLurkin

If I had a bike even half that price, you’d better believe it would not be left unprotected like that.


34 posted on 12/03/2013 8:38:02 AM PST by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: Pan_Yan

I am still biased to inside job though. I lived in an apartment building about 20 years ago that had every single apartment on my floor broken in. 20 apartments in all. Stole jewelry, electronics, cash stashes, everything. Right after the last of us had gone to work for the day. And nothing was really disturbed in the hunt for items. It was almost as though the perp knew where everything was without having to search.

A week later the super shows up in a ~$60K brand new car.

Shocking, I know.


35 posted on 12/03/2013 8:38:13 AM PST by Black Agnes
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To: BenLurkin
It's for a good cause


36 posted on 12/03/2013 8:39:04 AM PST by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: BenLurkin

I just don’t see 10k worth of bike there. I ride about 100 miles per week on my mountain bike, and I like to drool down at the bike shop as much as the next guy. But it seems like there’s a diminishing return on bicycles after you get over about 3k.


37 posted on 12/03/2013 8:39:27 AM PST by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: BenLurkin

Looks like a Scott Genius model. Clearly the owner was not.


38 posted on 12/03/2013 8:44:28 AM PST by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: Sacajaweau

I paid $10,000 for my 2004 GMC Yukon with the chrome “liberal-catcher” hooked to the front, otherwise known as a brush-guard.


39 posted on 12/03/2013 8:53:17 AM PST by Slyfox (Satan's goal is to rub out the image of God he sees in the face of every human.)
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To: free from tyranny
"If you ride several thousand miles per year, you can appreciate a high quality carbon fibre bike with top of the line components. It is all about the experience. Aerodynamics, handling, weight, acceleration, predictability, etc."

Don't get me wrong. If money were no object I would probably be on a bike "north" of 10k but the reality is that unless you competing at a very high level, the difference between a bike that cost 10K and 4-5k will never really be appreciated.

My Giant TCR Advanced was just over 4k and although the ride is softer due to the frame being CF and the Di2 shifting a bit crisper, there's not too much to point at that I would say makes it a better bike than my 2k Cannondale CAAD10 3 (Aluminum frame).

40 posted on 12/03/2013 9:01:18 AM PST by SouthParkRepublican
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To: outinyellowdogcountry

My first thought as well. Reminds me of Eddie Murphy in “48 Hours”...

“You’re too stupid to have a job!”

Seriously. If you own a $10K bicycle, and you haven’t got a way to secure it, you either have too much money and the loss of the bike means nothing, or you are too careless to own something valuable.

It would be nice if there were no criminals, but...given that there are,you have to take responsibility for your own possessions.


41 posted on 12/03/2013 9:02:54 AM PST by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: BenLurkin

Laguna Beach - my old summer stomping grounds...

http://www.innatlagunabeach.com/


42 posted on 12/03/2013 9:06:18 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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If I paid $10,000 for a “bike”, it better have a big a s s motor on it.....

I said when I turned 16 and got my driver’s license, I’d NEVER peddle anything the rest of my life...I’m 65 and so far, I’ve held true to that....


43 posted on 12/03/2013 9:08:24 AM PST by Boonie
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To: BenLurkin

$10,000 for a bicycle?
Custom paint and decals??
If the friggin thing was made out of gold it wouldn’t be worth 10 grand!


44 posted on 12/03/2013 9:12:26 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign is for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: SouthParkRepublican

I loved my Giant TCR carbon. That bike probably saved my life. I T boned a fallen rider at 30 MPH whose tire had rolled.The frame snapped in three places and I went vertical landing on top of the bike. Walked away with a tiny scratch on my heel.
That TCR handled well and seemed to anticipate my climbing power shifting from leg to leg while out of the saddle.
However, The DI2 on my S Works Venge.....MMMMMMMMMM
Fast....very fast! I love the Speed!


45 posted on 12/03/2013 9:15:13 AM PST by free from tyranny
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To: outinyellowdogcountry

My thoughts exactly .


46 posted on 12/03/2013 9:23:57 AM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Londo Molari

If one of o’s sons stroll thru white lieberal Laguna Beach, they would be arrested immediately.


47 posted on 12/03/2013 9:26:17 AM PST by US_MilitaryRules (Tastes like Heaven, Burns like Hell! Mmmmmm. What is it?)
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To: bigbob

“a $5 can of spraypaint will have it looking like a mountain bike from WalMart in no time at all”

I stripped all the stickers off my 2nd hand WalMart mountain bike and it looks kind of like the $10K bike.


48 posted on 12/03/2013 9:30:07 AM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: All

what does it do for 10k that my Klein bike I picked up at the salvation army store for $100 can’t do?


49 posted on 12/03/2013 9:37:37 AM PST by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: MarineBrat
I just don’t see 10k worth of bike there.

The bike was $100. The custom decals and paint was $9,900.

50 posted on 12/03/2013 9:54:25 AM PST by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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