Tag: theft

Blind man’s bike stolen in Los Altos, CA

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.

Until now.

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.

More at NBC Bay Area: Inventor’s High-Tech Bike Designed for Blind People Stolen.