Fie on the thief. The news video shows the man’s invention that will hopefully allow the blind to navigate a bicycle, which looks pretty amazing. Maybe it could also allow the rest of us to play with our mobile devices while just riding along. I kid I kid!
Brian Higgins is blind and has been tooling around on a fancy titanium bike equipped with special sensors that beep to tell him to watch out for a tree or post.
The 61-year-old hobbyist inventor walked outside last week to discover a thief had broken into his Los Altos, Calif., garage. The padlock had been broken. His $3,000 Litespeed titanium bicycle was nowhere to be found.
The Santa Cruz Police Department has recovered ten bikes that were believed to have been stolen in the last month. The bikes were recovered during various theft investigations. Investigators are in the process of inventoring the bikes but wanted to get the basic information out there in case the public could identify their missing bike.
Patrick Symmes had his bike stolen in broad daylight one sunny January afternoon. Like most such bikes, his was never recovered. Watching the security video of the theft in action prompted Symmes to investigate how thieves steal bikes, and what they do with them.
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