1535 West Cornelia AvenueChicago , IL
Date of Theft
Monday, January 1, 2024 - 11:00am
Basic Bike Info
small women's bike
yellow & orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features:
My bike has a fairly distinct frame as it is bright orange and yellow - hard to miss. It has dumb early 2000s stickers on the frame that read "Hottie" & "Angel Crossing." My water bottle holder is also orange, but the metal is cracked. The handlebars, tires, seat, and pedals are all black and the right handlebar wrap is falling off so its hack-job tied together. There is a maintenance pouch under my seat. Otherwise, my bike is in good condition - only 4 years old and I maintain it regularly.
emilysmcnicholas (at) gmail.com
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How was the lock defeated?:
Object that bike was locked to was broken, removed, or otherwise compromised.
Newer U-Lock w/ Flat Key
What was the bike locked to?:
Locked to a wooden pole, railing, or fence.
How was the bike locked?:
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
Which type of area was your bike stolen from?:
Porch or yard.
How long was the bike locked in this location?:
Its the courtyard of my building so its where I lock it whenever I home so the last 9 months give or take.
I don't know exactly when it was stolen, but I noticed it was gone the morning of the new year. My bike was locked to the railing of my backdoor stairs in my building's locked courtyard. It appears that someone busted the wood railing piece that my bike was locked to and pulled my bike up the post. There is a loose piece of wood with nails in it nearby that has been carved to a point - unsure if it's related. Also, there is black animal fur wear it was parked - again not sure that's related, but unusual detail for sure.
This bike was recovered: