After filing a police report, and calling the bicycle shop to get the serial number to help identify her bike, Kayla Smith told friends about her plight through social media. An hour later, a friend called to tell her they had found her bicycle on Craigslist. Smith arranged to meet the person selling the bike, and immediately recognized it from the unique stickers she had placed on it. When she asked to take the bike for a test ride, the seller agreed, and warned her not to ride off with it, but that is exactly what she did. She arranged to have a friend met her in another parking lot nearby. Later she called the person back and left a message apologizing for not coming back to pay him for her own bicycle. Police warn people against taking matters into their own hands, but had to admit that it worked out this one time.—Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell
Woman steals own bike back from thief, by David Strege, http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/excursions/post/woman-steals-own-bike-back-from-thief, Accessed August 27, 2013.
1 Thessalonians 5:15 (CEV) Don't be hateful to people, just because they are hateful to you. Rather, be good to each other and to everyone else.