Shawn Sixta, San Francisco's Most Wanted Bike Thief, Arrested

Categories: Crime, bikes

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Allegedly likes bikes that don't belong to him
Police believe they nailed one of San Francisco's most prolific bike thieves who has a long rap sheet for ripping off bicycles.

On Friday, police arrested 37-year-old Shawn Sixta after allegedly finding him in possession of stolen property and tools used to steal bikes. According to press reports, Sixta was detained for violating his probation.

Officer Matt Friedman, who works with the San Francisco Police Department's Anti-Bike Theft Unit ,told KTVU that Sixta has long criminal history, including more than six arrests for bicycle theft, with the latest occurring in April.

When Sixta was arrested this time, he allegedly had tools on him that were specifically used for stealing bikes. "One of the tools was a modified car jack" Friedman said. "You can shave down parts of it to fit inside a U-Lock and then you crank up the jack and it explodes the lock in less than a minute."

Police bare hopeful this latest arrest will create a lull in the rampant bike theft around town.

"He's a criminal of opportunity" Friedman said. "Whatever he sees that he can take he does and he's very good at stealing bikes."




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29 comments
HungerLot
HungerLot

Sorry--but I think a jack modified to fit around his balls and slice them off in less than a second would be an appropriate punishment--IF he's found guilty, of course.

graemewarring
graemewarring

what a criminal mastermind .... including more than sixta one and half a dozen of another arrests for bicycle theft, with the latest occurring in April.

Cassie McFadden
Cassie McFadden

"Allegedly likes bikes that don't belong to him." Hahahahaha

Angela Sun
Angela Sun

It's Nosferatu, the bike thief!!!!

Amber Milks
Amber Milks

PUBLIC Bikes maybe there is hope for recovery after theft!

Susan L. Schoen
Susan L. Schoen

Why did they publicize how he breaks the locks? Aren't more people going to try to do that now?

William Dolan
William Dolan

damn p.o.s. tweeker, glad they caught this scummer.

Maurice Rivers
Maurice Rivers

Here's a thought: give him a choice of paying restitution for every bike he stole, or a year in jail @ 850 Bryant + 3 years probation.

Sean Kerns
Sean Kerns

Karen a victory! Now lets make the city safer for my favorite iends that ride!

Galser Marcos
Galser Marcos

LOL, I've fixed that guys bikes when I was at the bike kitchen. He's a piece of shit.

alexiv
alexiv

does he have my black BAMF 54'' piledriver? because that's exactly how mine was stolen.

Alex Sinclair
Alex Sinclair

I wouldn't be surprised if my bike was among the loot

Sean McHugh
Sean McHugh

Bring back public flogging! There isn't enough money or space for three strikes laws to work!

Julie PurpleSkater Hall
Julie PurpleSkater Hall

So maybe he's got a green GT Timberline mountain bike in his garage? Stolen from my truck @ 12th & Mission in 2000/2001, and I'm still looking for it.....

blarson22
blarson22

Thanks for telling aspiring bike thieves how to pop a U-lock ...

Jaime James
Jaime James

what happened to 3 strikes? this ass-clown is just gonna go back to it after he's released.

John Lilly
John Lilly

Drag him behind critical mass ... useless lizard

withak
withak

@Susan L. Schoen It's not exactly a secret.

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