Friday, April 10, 2009

Sad stolen bike story

via bikeradar

66-year old bicycle stolen from 83-year old
By Gary Boulanger, US editor

An 83-year-old woman's 66-year-old bicycle was stolen in Lewiston, Maine recently.

According to a recent Associated Press report, Lewiston resident Ruth Slovenski's 1943 blue Huffy bicycle -- a gift she received as a teenager -- was stolen from outside the Maison Marcotte nursing home she was visiting last Saturday afternoon.

Miss Slovenski told police she left her bicycle unlocked near a mailbox between 2:45 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. The blue bicycle had mudguards and a front metal basket.

A nursing home security video shows a man wearing a hat and dark clothing riding off on the bike.

As yet, there is no word from the Lewiston police about the recovery of Miss Slovenski's treasured bicycle.

The AP version is here. It sounds like a very nice bicycle, and I'm sure that, as Ms Slovenski told the police, it had "had great sentimental value". I doubt very much that in Dublin it would have lasted from 1943 until now.

1943 - that's so long ago. Back then Ireland was in the midst of an emergency (or even an Emergency), and we were trying to figure out what to do with this new-fangled Central Bank thingy. Things change so very much...

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