February 12, 2014

"It's not mine but I don't care"

When Ben Davis's wife's bike was stolen from inside the couple's locked garage, Davis added snarky onscreen commentary and a soundtrack—Freezepop's "Bike Thief"—to the security camera footage and posted the result on YouTube:


Davis composed "this little homage to the uselessness of surveillance cameras" to make his wife laugh, he said.

You can read the full story here, but this is how it ends: Based on a tip from a neighbor who watched the video, Davis was able to track down the thief—dressed exactly as in the footage, despite the three weeks that had elapsed—and turn him over to police. The 51-year-old culprit was subsequently sentenced to eight years in prison.

[Anyone know of any other bike theft songs??]

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