Ballsy Woman Chases Down Man Who Tries to Steal Her Bike

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Some people would do anything to get their bike back
A 21-year-old woman recently proved that she is no victim. The San Francisco resident was unlocking the front door of her apartment on the unit block of Walter Street at about 2:30 a.m. when a white man wearing dark clothing walked up behind her and tried to force his way into her home. The brave and presumably strong woman fought back, pushing the creepy man away from her door, according to police.

The robber then grabbed her bicycle which was leaning up against the wall by her door. Again, she tried to stop him, but he elbowed her in the face.

As he pedaled away, the woman chased after him for almost a block -- and believe it or not, she caught up to the robber on 14th Street, says Police Captain Denis O'Leary.

The victim knocked the robber to the ground, picked up her bike, and pedaled right back home while the robber ran off into the darkness toward Market Street.

Cops usually don't encourage victims to chase after suspects, but in this case, O'Leary couldn't help but smile a little bit.

"I'm proud of her, this doesn't happen that often," O'Leary told SF Weekly.

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anonymous
anonymous

Pictures or it never happened. Picture of the bike or of the woman.

Anonymous.
Anonymous.

To clarify, the man did not get on the bike he only grabbed it and started running. He did, however, get away with my wallet. Give and take, give and take. Money is replaceable. 

saimin
saimin

Too bad she didn't kick in his ribs while he was on the ground.

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 Or use the bike to implant his facial expression into the sidewalk and add a little red color as a finishing touch.

dawdler
dawdler

I have two things to say:

1.  Good for her2.  What she did was not a good idea

Yes, these thoughts seem mutually exclusive.  But there you have it.  That's how I feel.

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