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Witness' report leads to arrest in bike theft

Original post made on Jun 12, 2013

Police arrested a San Jose man for allegedly stealing a bicycle at the Mountain View Caltrain station after a witness alerted police.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 3:21 PM

Comments (12)

Posted by resident, a resident of Blossom Valley
on Jun 12, 2013 at 4:44 pm

Don't steal bikes, punk. More and more bicyclists are packing heat to protect themselves from reckless drivers. A bike thief caught in the act is lucky to just get arrested.


Posted by Wo'O Ideafarm, a resident of another community
on Jun 12, 2013 at 8:51 pm

Wo\'O Ideafarm is a registered user.

How exactly is packing a gun going to help protect a bicyclist against a reckless driver?

If a crime occurs, it is wrong for you to appoint yourself to be judge, jury, and executioner. Those jobs are all the responsibility of the Mountain View Police Department, rubber stamped by the corrupt Court in this county.


Posted by Sean, a resident of Sylvan Park
on Jun 12, 2013 at 10:23 pm

Yeah, that logic is stupid- so everyone can "pack heat" against reckless drivers? Wheather I'm walking or biking or sitting on a bench or crossing the street or rising a scooter or a skateboard or walking my dog or........so more and ore bicyclists are packing heat? The same Ike iders that run stop signs and always think cars should yield to them? Your dumb.


Posted by a cat, a resident of Castro City
on Jun 13, 2013 at 6:06 am

I'm glad the suspect was kind enough to open his eyes for his mug shot.


Posted by Ride away, a resident of Blossom Valley
on Jun 13, 2013 at 7:10 am

No significant amount of riders is "packing heat" that's just a fake threat to try and scare drivers into behaving better(which I agree is more than needed. These angry little drivers are easily ignored for the most part.


Posted by walker, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 13, 2013 at 8:31 am

Heh. I was walking by when this guy got arrested on the bridge over i85. They put his helmet on his head as they put him into the squad car. Safety first.


Posted by Bicyclist, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 13, 2013 at 8:34 am

As a cyclist and ardent pro-gun advocate, if you really want to get back at bad drivers, get GoPro cameras on your bicycle, pointing front and back (down low to get license plate #'s). You couldn't aim a gun on a moving bicycle anyways, but even if you die from a hit and run, the camera will record relevant details.


Posted by Exposed, a resident of Castro City
on Jun 13, 2013 at 9:21 am

Cameras on bikes have really come into play wrt catching drivers at fault. There are lots and lots of stories about drivers getting caught all over the nation.
My GoPro is rolling whenever my bike is rolling. Statements like "I was just driving along and he darted out in front of me" will be proven right or wrong, but it will not be in question. Get ready for consequences aggressive drivers. Modern technology is working hard against you, and getting caught on camera is just a matter of time.


Posted by Cameras to catch who?, a resident of Rex Manor
on Jun 13, 2013 at 9:38 am

I hope the bicyclist that was riding north on Shoreline Blvd yesterday had a camera on his bike and will turn himself in for bullying and almost hitting a pedestrian in the crosswalk crossing Shoreline by Eagle park. Happened right in front of me.

I am often a driver, biker and pedestrian in Mountain View and I can say most (but not all) drivers are very careful with bikers and pedestrians. However, I'm afraid I cannot say most bikers are very careful with pedestrians. I've see too many near collisions (way more than I've seen with cars). Maybe the bikers should turn the cameras on themselves and realize they too have power to do a lot of damage if not careful.


Posted by Bicyclist, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 13, 2013 at 9:50 am

cameras,

you are correct. bicyclists are people and can be wrong. However, you are free to use cameras, too, such as the gopro or the upcoming google glass. You needn't make blanket statements about all bicyclists, however.


Posted by Exposed, a resident of Martens-Carmelita
on Jun 13, 2013 at 12:26 pm

@Cameras, people can't "almost" commit some crime by "almost" hitting someone. Not sure what he would be turning himself in for other than being a rude jerk.
Regardless though, yes, the cameras do not lie, so if an accident happens, and the driver's lawyer knows there's a camera, he'll definitely want to see the footage, so infractions by the cyclist could work in the driver's favor. Of course most stories of convictions I've been able to find online have been the drivers in the cases getting nailed, but ya never know.

Be careful about stereotyping, its the gateway to bigotry (ew yuck, ugly)


Posted by Eric, a resident of Shoreline West
on Jun 13, 2013 at 2:10 pm

Another idiot crook off the street. Thanks to somebody who cares enough
to do the right thing !


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