By Daily Mail Reporter. A Vancouver woman who answered an ad for her stolen bike on Craigslist, turned the tables on thieves by asking to take it for a test ride and then pedaling off with it.
Bike justice: Kayla Smith saw her stolen bike for sale on Craigslist, so she asked to see it and then stole it right back. So I jump into action.
The alleged thief agreed and they set up a time to meet at McDonalds so she could see the bike. As soon as she laid eyes on it, she knew it was hers.
Ms Smith had added distinctive custom features to her bike, including special brakes. She told CBC News the man claimed to have bought it from his housemate, which made her think: 'No you didn't. You stole it from me last night, you liar.
She said the thief began to look for her, but that she called a friend to drive to meet her as back up. She took down his and reported it, along with her own amusing tale, to Crime Stoppers. Vancouver police spokesman Constable Brian Montague told Mail Online they have been unable to make an arrest so far in this case, adding that it was easier to prove a theft when someone was still in possession of the stolen goods.
We can work with the victim to facilitate a meeting with the seller to get their property back,' he said. When CBC News contacted the for the seller on Craigslist, the person they spoke to denied the allegations.
Constable Montague added: 'You don't know who you are meeting when you make these arrangements. You don't know how desperate these people are so there is a bit of a risk.
Distinctive: The bike had several custom features Kayla had added to it. : girlgetsbikeback on Reddit Vancouver woman steals bike back after seeing ad for it on Craigslist Woman reclaims stolen bike from Craigslist seller Vancouver woman steals bike back after seeing ad for it on Craigslist.
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