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Bedford Bikes Taken via NYPD Chainsaw

Cops removed a number of "unused" bikes Thursday night on Bedford avenue by chainsaw, telling the Post they were abandoned bikes of at least three months.

But the guy who shot the video (below) says otherwise:

“They didn’t look like beat up bikes that had locked up there forever — they looked like they were being used,” said Ben Running, a Greenpoint resident and cyclist who filmed police removing the bikes from a street sign near the corner of North Eighth Street. “Bikes shouldn’t be removed without some kind of notice.”

So! If you lost a bike that was parked in that area the other night, try calling the 94th precinct to see if they're still around.


Whoa...It's good to see that crime is so under control in NYC that NYPD has nothing better to do than to confiscate bikes on a Friday night. That's a good use of our tax dollars.

Also, WTF...this is America, not the China, Iran or North Korea...what right do the cops have to tell you to not video tape something that is in the public domain. They were caught doing something stupidly wrong and they know it. Also, did you notice how the cops look like a bunch of goons (dressed in hoodies).

they should take the one thats been stuck on the abbey for a year.

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