By: John Knicely, KIRO 7
A family in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood woke up to dozens of LimeBike rental bikes in their yard Tuesday morning.
The homeowner and a LimeBike spokesperson told KIRO 7 it was a 40th birthday prank. Some neighbors think it’s funny, but others are left unnerved. That neighborhood has had recent car break-ins and home break-ins.
Forty bikes were placed all throughout the yard. One was put up in a tree, and several bikes blocked the driveway.
The sight was hard to miss, with the bright green and yellow LimeBikes.
“I thought it was pretty funny,” said Chris Maynor, who lives down the block with five other recent college graduates.
“Swear it wasn’t us.”
Neighbors walking by stopped to take pictures, and most told KIRO 7 they thought it was a funny prank. But others aren’t laughing.
“I would call the police right away,” said Doll Arntzen, who has been concerned with recent break-ins.
“That’s just a concern because we’ve got, like I said, so much going on in the neighborhood.
You’d have thought someone would pick up on that, and we just all slept right through it.”