What are you doing there, mate?

Heading home in Carlton this evening, I spotted a caucasian man, in his late thirties with a short, stout build, fitted into a dark coloured jumper and a black beanie (looking so classically burglar-ish), fiddling about with a bicycle parked next to a sign post. After handling the heavy chain for abit and studying the lock, (discounting the fact that I was practically staring at him) he figured it would be too much trouble cutting the lock, and walked off.

Very dodgy.

What would you have done?

6 Comments so far

  1. changyang1230 on April 21st, 2008 @ 9:27 am

    Dodgy instead! I would have wanted to shout out "hey what are you doing there?!", but it might have been dangerous for myself if I were alone. :(

    Anyway, which part of Carlton if you don’t mind telling? I live in Carlton too and I always lock my bike next to a sign post. Gotta be extra careful.

  2. changyang1230 on April 21st, 2008 @ 9:32 am

    Dodgy *indeed*

  3. maree on April 21st, 2008 @ 10:32 am

    I would have tried to be quick and snapped him with a camera phone.

  4. Darren (darrenliz) on April 21st, 2008 @ 2:24 pm

    I live along Bouverie Street.

    Should be a little careful about parking next to sign posts. I’ve seen posts being lifted, bent and mutilated just to get the bicycles out.

  5. adrock2xander (mel_john) on April 22nd, 2008 @ 3:53 am

    As an owner of a very expensive GT bike, my first question wasn’t why he did it but:

    "What bike is it? Hardtail? Full suspension? K-mart brand or awesome brand?"


  6. Darren (darrenliz) on April 22nd, 2008 @ 2:54 pm

    I don’t think anyone in their right mind would park anything above $1k of value at a sign post…

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