For most bikers, including myself, their two-wheels-of-freedom (from the traffic) is their pride and joy.
The biking community tends to stick together – you’ll see this if ever a biker has an accident and other bikers are around.
Very quickly, complete strangers will come to each others aid because of their common love of motorbikes.
The biking community is like a brotherhood – often just stopping to chat with each other even during fuel stops or whilst having a quick bite to eat in an
With this in mind, then it’s no surprise that one biking community in London has come together in order to try and disrupt the thieves who are helping themselves to other peoples bikes.
The video at the bottom of this article was recently shared on social media.
It gives a brief account of a biker who managed to track down an alleged bike thief.
The biker, who goes by the name of ‘hand muff warrior’ said:
“Last week, I got close enough to this moped thief to get a good shot of him and the bike he had stolen.
“I then go on to post a video to YouTube.
“I then set up a dedicated instagram page in order to get anonymous tip-offs in the form of ‘repo revenge’ and then wait for the good ol’ people to identify their local thief”.
The appeal worked for ‘hand muff warrior’ as the identity of the individual who had allegedly stolen the bike was given to him.
As a result of the appeal, ‘hand muff warrior’ was also given multiple addresses to check by the growing number of ‘informants’.
By now, some other volunteers had become involved in the hunt as they waited outside some addresses which had been identified during the ‘investigation’.
The wait paid off; “Finally, we hit gold”.
The bike that they were searching for was found in the dead of night in a residential street.
The hunters called the police as soon as they had found the bike – a stolen PCX.
The volunteers then managed to give police the location of the bike that by now was on the move. But not for long.
HelmetCam footage shows an unknown male detain another male who seemed to be trying to flee the scene on a bike.
A police van then arrives and manages to detain the males.
At the end of the video, another male in a car pulls up to ‘hand muff warrior’ and gives the following stark warning: “You’ll see a hundred guys coming and you’ll get kicked off your bike”.
To which he calmly replies: “send a hundred guys”.
‘Hand muff warrior’ currently has nearly 120,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel with his most recent video being watched nearly 150,000 times in less than 24 hours.
It would appear that bike thieves have a new enemy.
And a very popular one at that.
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