Bike Thief’s Tumble Caught on Tape

May 17, 2012 11:24am

A bicycle thief’s getaway only lasted a few feet before he crashed and wrecked the bike. The thief’s klutzy inability to ride his hot wheels was caught on a surveillance tape and has been turned into a wanted poster with laughs.

The suspect threw a cinder block through a window of the Spoke House Bicycles store in Tulsa, Okla.,  around 6 a.m. Wednesday, and stole a $500 mountain bike, according to local ABC affiliate KTUL.

As soon as he had made it out of the store with the bike, the man, dressed in hooded sweatshirt, took a violent spill. Video captured by surveillance cameras at the car wash next door to the bike store shows the man plowing head-first over the handlebars and face-planting into the asphalt.

The thief hesitates to get up, but appears unscathed.  The bike, on the other hand, did not survive the fall so well.  After attempting to fix what appears to be a broken chain on the bike’s wheels, the thief abandons it on the ground and walks away.

Video of the thief’s tumble was released in hopes it would help Tulsa police catch the man.  KTUL reports that anyone with information on the burglary is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS.

 

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