Do You Know This Alleged Scooter Thief?

Alleged Scooter Thief

Eva Kaniasty

Alleged Scooter Thief

Do you know this guy? He stole our scooter in broad daylight on Plainfield Street in JP at 12:40 p.m. on June 18.

More photos and contact email here:

http://imgur.com/a/Tm294

[Editor’s note: We at first hesitated to publish this item, which comes from a community member. However, if you click through to the link there are further photos of the theft in progress showing a man who matches the appearance of the person pictured above.]

  • hydesquare

    Wow…I can’t believe someone had the guts to break into your locked garage, somehow bypass the alarm system, and steal your scooter which was chained up!

    • Doh

      Good point. It’s not grand theft auto unless the vehicle is in a garage and/or chained. Trust me on this.

    • Megan

      What helpful commentary. I suppose you subscribe to the sophisticated “finders keepers” interpretation of the law.

      • hydesquare

        No, dearie, not sure where you got that idiotic idea, but I do subscribe to the school of taking a little personal responsibility. Perhaps if they had kept their property under lock and key, as anyone who has lived in a city more than ten minutes knows is an absolute necessity, then their property wouldn’t have been stolen. Yes, I very much am blaming the “victim.” The video surveillance is a nice touch, but obviously isn’t a substitute for common sense. Would you leave your laptop unattended on a table at the Boston Public Library while you made a trip to the ladies room? No, you would not, because you know better. Yes, it’s sad that we live in a world where we can’t leave our unsecured valuables out in the driveway, or the reading room, but it can’t be news to you, them, or anyone else that this is indeed the world we live in. They should be glad the boy didn’t have a friend with them, or they might have lost both scooters. I’m hopeful they learned a costly but valuable lesson. Or quite possibly, and maybe more likely, they learned nothing, because they whined to mommy and she sent them $6000.00 to buy another one. And perhaps my commentary will be helpful should someone read it and think twice about leaving their stuff where it can be tampered with. Your catty comments are useful to no one.

        • Jason

          My back yard is not public property, and is not even visible from the street. This situation is also nothing like your inane example of a laptop in a public library. I live on a dead end street with a fence on 3 sides of the property and loud dogs (usually) bark when people approach. Maybe we aren’t always hyper-vigilant about locking up our several hundred pound scooters, but everyone slips from time to time. Does that make us the spoiled, irresponsible, jackasses you describe? I think not. I beg you explain to me who is more of an idiot here. The gentlemen who self-recovered his scooter within 5 hours, or the idiot thief with his picture plastered all over the community. The only lesson I’ve learned from your post is that there is at least one assclown with internet living nearby in Hyde Sqr. Kudos on that.

          • hydesquare

            You live in a city, not on Mars, so you have only yourself to blame if some joker steals your unsecured stuff. Blaming someone else for your shortcomings is the definition of spoiled, irresponsible, jackass…. which were your words, not mine. Have a sweet day, and congrats on finding your stuff, and I’ll bet you learned not to leave your stuff out where someone can easily walk off with it, which was the whole point of my original post..
            P.S. you sound like kind of a spoiled jackass when you use the words assclown and kudos.

          • FartFace

            You are really, really angry and weird. Please move out of JP.

          • Jason

            Yeah, you really took me to school.

        • lalala

          Don’t call her dearie, you sexist pig. If I believed in Karma, you’d get

        • LOL

          Well, ‘Dearie,’ I look forward to your self-flagellation when your bike is stolen or someone breaks into your place because you left a window unlocked. Sadly, we don’t have a mommy to send us 6K, but if you’ve got some extra cash lying around, we’re happy to accept your goodwill.

    • FartFace

      …do you realize that stealing is wrong, even if it’s easy?

    • FartFace

      …yeah, like, maybe he thought it was free or something.

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