It’s a month or so old and I swear I might have seen it somewhere awhile back, but this article on bike thieves is a good read. Of course, now that I’ve read it, I’m sitting at my desk wondering how safe my bike is out in its little locker.
Pegasus Technologies, a company in California, created a long-distance system for tracking bikes, which Sacramento police installed in the handlebars of a bait bike. It worked: when the wired bicycle was stolen, police located it across town and arrested the thief. Four months later, they tried it again; the same guy stole the same bike, threw it in a pool, and left the cops a note: “You got jacked U punk motherfu…”