As a daily bicycle commuter, The Juice is usually sympathetic to cyclists done wrong. Usually … Per The Santa Cruz Sentinel:
[Two] boys, both 17-year-old Santa Cruz residents, went to a Mission Street music store and tried to sell [a] violin, which had been reported stolen during a car burglary on the Westside the night before, police said.
A store employee alerted police and an officer came to arrest the teens on suspicion of possessing stolen property. While that was going on, someone stole one of the boys’ bikes, which was outside the music shop, police said.
The boys were booked into Juvenile Hall. Their names were not released because they are minors. The stolen bike wasn’t found, but the violin was returned to its owner.
How about this defense: Would a thief leave a bike unlocked? I rest my case!