By Jjay08 - 26/04/2016 21:17 - United States - Miles City
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Don't touch the bike and see if the police can get finger prints and also return the BMX to the real owner if it was also stolen
The cost of running the finger prints for one stolen bike is higher than the cost of the bike. They aren't gonna do that. Police work and forensics is not like CSI made it seem. It takes weeks to get toxicology reports and almost a week to run a set of prints. Also only about 20-30% of the population has finger prints in some sort of system. Not all of those systems can be accessed for criminal searches without reasonable evidence that a member of that database (I.e military) committed the crime.
LOL you honestly think the police are going to spend tax dollars on something like THIS? Finger printing takes time and money, and they rarely do it unless absolutely necessary, for example during a murder investigation, etc... It's unlikely they'll actually DO anything about it, they'll probably just add it to their system because they technically have to. Also: unless your bike was registered, there's nothing they really CAN do. Even if they could do something, and they found the bike, if it's not registered they can't prove that it's yours. You're basically screwed.
Where I'm from they do, but it could be because the crime rate is a lot less serious compared to other places in the world so they don't need to use the resources as much on other things. I've had someone come underneath my house and take a few things and stop to have a smoke and the forensic team came straight away which is why I made the comment I did
Agreed 19, but there's no reason to make it easy for them either. Leaving your bike unattended and unlocked in front of your house is like leaving your car running and unlocked. My dad lost 2 expensive road bikes this way too. You'd think he would have learned after the first one....
I can't decide if you deserved this one or not. On the one hand, people shouldn't steal shit, but on the other, you shouldn't have left it out. Unless it was stolen from inside your garage/yard/home. If that's the case, totally FYL.