Photo by PoPville flickr user ep_jhu
I was sitting in my Mt. Vernon Square house around 10 tonight and hear the sound of a saw outside, look out the window to see sparks flying from where my bike is locked up! Call the police, they show up in about 5 minutes. Two guys run away down the street, but leave the saw, a backpack, jacket, and two already-stolen wheels. (The two wheels recovered were Campagnolo quick-release. If anyone had them stolen tonight they should contact police.)
I almost didn’t believe it when I saw it. I was surprised they would use a loud saw when most people are at home. Lucky for me it wasn’t too sharp–they barely made a scratch in my u-lock during the 5 minutes they were going at it.