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Friday, August 22, 2008

Maybe somewhere in New Orleans there is a bike-theft supervillain and 2,865 stolen bikes - there was in Toronto!

Get this - in Toronto there is this guy, Igor Kenk, the owner of a used-bike shop, who got caught with 2,865 stolen bikes - some in his store, others in various rented garages throughout the city.

This article is just so crazy I thought I should share it with you guys. The police finally caught this guy because after so many complaints they finally decided to plant bikes and wait for him. Somehow I doubt there is one guys behind all the bike theft in New Orleans. We're not really a town with a just a few supervillains.

Toronto cyclists searching for their bikes at the police garage - photo by Peter Redman

Igor Kenk looks like a winner.


  1. I read about this guy in the NY times. What an insane scenario. What kind of person does that? He kinda looks like Jack Nicholson and Alec Baldwin's love child.
    I wonder what kind of time he's looking at? Thats almost 3,000 bikes; one is too many!