Ok, yesterday my bf and I had a weird day.
Yesterday, some dude stole my bike!
My bf was making our smoothie in the kitchen when he heard a ruckus and look out the kitchen window to the back area of our apartment where people park their cars. I also had my bike locked up to the post where our parking spot is since we don’t have a car right now and I have been using it alot.
My bf caught at the last minute my bike in this dudes SUV and saw him getting in. He was thankfully able to just get the licence number and kind of car etc. The guy saw my bf looking at him at the last minute and he sped off.
So we called the landlord and than the police and they send a cop over and my bf gave his description. Well, they found the guy by tracing the car and my bf had to go and ID him and the guy confessed and I got my bike back! (the guy actually dumped it somewhere else on the way back to his apartment because he knew my bf saw him).
So, the guy will be going to jail. My bf said the apartment building he was living in was a dump and looked kind of like a druggie house. Our guess is that he was going to sell my bike for drug money. My bike is maybe only worth a hundred at the most (not the greatest bike in the world but almost new). There are lots of other bikes he could have stole. It was weird that he went in our car area to take my bike. (you can’t even see it from the road.)
Anyhow, I felt great that justice was served – I kinda wondered what else he went around stealing (the policeman said there had big a increase in bike thefts around here in the last 2 months – this is normally a crime free neighborhood).
But I couldn’t help but feel bad for the guy later – like I ruined his life or something. Apparently his life was already in disarray – he gf kicked him out 4 weeks ago or something and she gave the cops his new address. But how dumb to steal a bike in broad daylight at 2pm!
Whether or not we pressed charges or not, the guy confessed and the cops were going to arrest him away but I still feel bad about it – I couldn’t help but think about how bad the poor guys life already was and now I made it worse.
Did I send out bad karma by getting this guy caught and arrested?