Ok i know that the Police them self don't make the rules but the system has to be reviewed. I was at work today and noticed a Bike that was mostly naked. I was taking a closer look to see the damage on it. I noticed that the vin number had been restamped.
Now i know that this happens from time to time leagaly but this vin number was tottaly crooked. Is it not true that if a shop restamps a vin for you it would be relitivly straight? And not double stamped over with the same letter?
Anyways i called the cops and tey said that the number is not coming up stolen. No shit! That is why it has been restamped. The way i see it is that the frame is stolen and some one had some reg papers and put their number on the stolen frame.
Now maybe this is far fetched but what is the harm in checking. If we don't try to stop people from using stolen bike parts then we are contributing to the ring of bike theives.
Also a buddy of my friend got his ass beat down with a baseball bat while sitting out side his GF house for no reason. The police say that it was a random gang initation. Same thing happened 3 blocks down the street 20 min earlier. The police have a discription of the car and know it is a local gang but said that tey can't so anything about. The guy is in the hospital can't hear, 8 broken bones and in and out of counsiouness.
This pisses me off and i just had to vent.