By poor guy - 13/3/2020 05:16 - United States

Good deed, but still…

Today, I was at Goodwill and I saw my bike, which was stolen from me a couple of weeks ago. It was a gift that my mom gave me for my birthday. The bike was being sold for 65 dollars. I had to buy it. FML
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By  jbuckets_404  |  38

Better buy a lock & chain and also engrave your first name, last initial, & fone # (else driver's license if available) on the underside of the frame that houses the pedaling gears + register it at your local law enforcement facility incl. its serial number (S/N).

By  RichardPencil  |  28

You should have stolen it back.

If you can prove it's rightfully yours, there should be no problem. Goodwill won't press charges once they realized they received stolen property.

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By  jbuckets_404  |  38

Better buy a lock & chain and also engrave your first name, last initial, & fone # (else driver's license if available) on the underside of the frame that houses the pedaling gears + register it at your local law enforcement facility incl. its serial number (S/N).

By  Matthew Irmen  |  11

It does suck, but they didn’t steal it and the money will be put to good use. Treat it like a fine for not licking up your bike. Lesson learned.

By  RichardPencil  |  28

You should have stolen it back.

If you can prove it's rightfully yours, there should be no problem. Goodwill won't press charges once they realized they received stolen property.

By  KaD6  |  23

I hope you also spoke to the manager and filed a report with the police. The Goodwill likely keeps records and should be able to ID who brought it in.

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  drego5  |  28

Someone stole it because it was easy, then felt guilty, but didn't want to risk getting arrested if they returned it in person (or forgot where they took it from, or it was a public space and could be anybody). Then, to rid themselves of the guilt, they figured that the best option would be to put it to good use and donate it to a good cause. Hypothetically speaking, of course.