If you think the bike theft in NYC isn’t so bad, check this out…
From the Park Slope Patch
Thieves Targeting Ghost Bikes For Parts
By: James Schuh
Published: August 7th, 2012
Thieves are now stripping parts from “ghost bikes,” the white bicycles placed as memorials to slain cyclists, according to the Brooklyn Paper.
“It’s very disrespectful and it makes me furious,” said bike activist and filmmaker Dan Gingold. “People wouldn’t be disrespectful in a cemetery or a national monument.”
The paper says that the thieves have mainly gone after “easy-to-snatch parts,” with the frame usually remaining chained in place.
Read the rest of the article, here.