Seattle man steals back his stolen bikeon August 3, 2012 @ 10:27 am (Updated: 3:38 pm - 8/3/12 )
Matt Goyer's custom bike was stolen last year, but just recently was posted for sale on Craigslist. (Photo courtesy Matt Goyer)
Matt Goyer told the Ross and Burbank Show he spotted the bicycle advertised on Craigslist recently. It was obvious to Goyer the bike was his.
"It was a custom built bike, and I had put two different types of tires on, a Kenda on the front and a different one on the back, and it was pretty clear in the photo that it had my unique tire combination on it," said Goyer.
He called Seattle Police to notify them that his stolen property had been found, but he was told they were too busy to get involved. So, Goyer arranged to meet the seller himself. He pretended he was interested in buying the bike.
"I was like, 'Hey, can I take it for one more test drive?' And he was like, 'Sure, no problem.' So I just got on it and never looked back," Goyer said.
Goyer later texted an apology to the seller, along with a picture of himself on his newly rediscovered custom bike.
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