Story By: Jonathan Macias, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
Video Credit: CEN/@Bente_21
A bike owner appears to have regretted chaining his cycle to this sapling after a brazen thief simply walked up and snapped the top off in order to steal it.
The incident reportedly took place at around 9pm near the La Piedad bus stop on Insurgentes Sur Avenue in the central Mexican capital Mexico City.
The video was shared on Twitter by the owner of the two bikes identified as ‘Bente Veintiuno’. It was then viewed nearly 30,000 times and accompanied with the message: “Do not chain bikes to trees, do not chain bikes to trees, do not chain bikes to trees, they will only cut them down later.”
In the footage, the two bikes are seen resting against a sapling on the pavement next to a main road.
The suspect enters the frame and lingers next to the bikes before inspecting the thin tree trunk.
He then checks that no one is around and bends the sapling over, snapping it with ease.
The brazen thief then appears to take a tool from his bag which he then uses to ‘saw’ the remaining strand of the thin trunk which is still attached in half.
The suspect lifts the bikes off the remaining stump and puts them to the side of the road.
He is last seen riding one of the bicycles down the road while supporting the other one alongside.
It is unclear whether the local authorities are investigating the incident.
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