Suspected bike thief arrested in wig disguise after ex-bounty hunter, Facebook group run stakeout

“Gray tailed him for a few blocks, when, he said, Wells found an easy target: a red cruiser bike tethered with a cable lock. With a snip, the bike was free and Wells was on the move, Gray said.

Wells pedaled up to the Lowe’s hardware store on Elysian fields where he tried to sell the ride to the day laborers out front, Gray said. Finding no takers, Wells approached Gray, he said.

“Know anyone who wants to buy a bike,'” Wells asked, according to Gray’s account.

Gray said he only had about $15 on him. Wells said that was good enough, and the deal was sealed, Gray said.”

Keep your eyes and ears out about suspicious behavior around bikes and report it to the Stolen Bikes Nola Facebook page. And DON’T use cable locks.

Suspected bike thief arrested in wig disguise after ex-bounty hunter, Facebook group run stakeout | NOLA.com.

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New Orleans resident, writer, activist. Public market consultant.

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