The big guy in the blue shirt seemed friendly enough as he hopped on the Highway 17 bus to Santa Cruz. He’s visiting Santa Cruz from San Francisco, we start talking bikes and he begins bragging about the bikes and bike parts he steals in Marin County and San Francisco!
I wish I had video running as he bragged of his bike theft exploits and how much cash he makes fencing his ill-gotten goods. He also laughed as he imagined the reaction of his victims. “They should learn to lock their bikes better,” he says.
Maybe he’s just messing with our heads, or maybe we should keep on eye on him. He’s an obese, white male with light brown to blond hair, about 6’2″ tall. Tattoos on both arms; left arm is a crab, right arm is
some kind of stylized running man the Insane Clown Posse Juggalo logo. His green backpack with a camouflage pattern looks like about an 8 liter capacity. The trucker cap says “Ontario Heating & Air.”
This guy is in Santa Cruz tonight, so watch for him in case he’s scoping out bikes for a quick score. As mentioned, he seems mostly to hang out in Marin County and in San Francisco. He seems to frequently ride SF Muni and Golden Gate buses. He mostly talked about how he steals seats and wheels and other easily removable and transportable parts from bikes locked at bus stops in Marin County and in San Francisco.
If you want a good look at this guy’s face, you can see the original photos of this alleged bike thief at my Flickr account.