Skip to comments.Dozens of bicycles stolen from city bike-share program
Posted on 05/30/2014 12:32:39 PM PDT by BBell
More than 40 bicycles belonging to Baltimore's Recreation and Parks department for a bike-share program were stolen this week, and the activity has been suspended indefinitely, city officials said.
The bikes, which included children's bikes and adult-size blue beach cruisers, were stolen on Monday during the city's Ride Around the Reservoir program in Druid Hill Park. Recreation and Parks spokeswoman Gwendolyn Chambers said staff had set up the bikes to lend out when a large group of youths began stealing them. One staffer was kicked by a youth, though the injury was not serious, Chambers said.
"We don't want our staff in harm's way so we don't engage in fights with them," Chambers said.
Under the Ride Around program, which began in 2006 and expanded from one day a week to four days a week, people can borrow the bikes and helmets and ride through Druid Hill Park. Similar programs also operate in Carroll Park, Lake Montebello and at City Hall for employees during lunchtime. The program is also part of the city's Camp Baltimore summer camp. All of those programs, which serve about 3,000 people each summer, will be affected by the loss of the bikes, Chambers said.
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that this happened in Baltimore.
One would think they would have micro chipped the free rides.. Or sumthin.
Free Crap Army rides again!
Free Crap Army rides again!
I’m sorry to write this, even sorrier to believe it (but I absolutely do) but....
Baltimore.....stealing other’s possessions....
Look in the black neighborhoods.
I don’t mean that white kids never steal, I mean that Baltimore is made up of feral blacks.
Yutes stole some “share-bikes”. Interesting.
Amish stealing again for their buggy parts?
That’s worth repeating!
If’n ya don’t like the stereotype, change it!
could we have better descriptions of the criminals? For example, were they boys and young men, any females? how tall , what race/ethnicity, what were they wearing, any other distinctive features such as tattoos? Any hate speech words uttered? Any distinctive accents in the speech of the criminals? Did they load bikes in a truck and drive away, or were there so many criminals that each got his own bike and rode away? Which direction were they headed?
Just so much off the top of my head, questions about this incident which the news reports aren’t telling us.
We rather scrounge for a living in desert than take government handouts in city.
Officials said the bikes can also be dropped off at any city recreation center or at Recreation and Parks headquarters at 2600 Madison Ave. with no questions asked.
So you steal something, assault someone, but hey that’s okay just drop the bike off and all is forgiven.....
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