Here is an update on my stolen bike. Folks have been asking, so here you go…
I would love to hear what you guys think.
The motorcycle is stolen sometime after 2:00 am from our Palatine apartment parking lot.
I post a photo of the motorcycle on Craigslist with some info.
An informant recognizes the motorcycle on an acquaintance’s Facebook page (Fredrick Bell), because of the Craigslist photo, and visits the Palatine Police Department. The detective in the office doesn’t help. The detective refuses to use a computer to view the Facebook page. The informant takes out his iPhone to show the detective the Facebook page and the craigslist page. The informant then gives the detective the thief’s name, email address, and phone number. He even gives the detective a photo of the thief. The detective tells the informant to come back the following day, because the detective assigned to the case, Det Sherry, was out on vacation.
The informant visits the Palatine Police Department and Det Sherry is still out on vacation – and they let the informant leave without following up.
Detective Sherry returns from his vacation and calls me. He tells me that, “They might have a lead.” And, “They might have an idea of what area of Chicago the bike might be in” and he instructs me to continue posting, “Because someone else might come forward with more information.”
I post more messages on the web.
Fredrick Bell’s friend, Mike, posts a note on Fred’s Facebook page reading, “Fred, call me asap, Mike.” Fred’s photos of my motorcycle that were posted on his Facebook disappear and Fred’s Facebook page goes to private.
The informant contacts me to follow up to find out what happened and tells me this incredible story.
The thief’s info:
Name: Fredrick Bell
Aka: Kawboy. Apparently, Fred thinks he’s one of the village people.
Email Address: [email protected]
Mobile Phone: 773-701-8884
Attached is a screenshot of Fred’s Facebook page that shows my motorcycle in Fred’s garage, and a photo of Fred (I included photos with the original email).
I suppose to be fair to the Palatine Police, if they didn’t have their heads shoved so far up their own butts, they might have been able to retrieve my bike. It’s a wonder they can even walk…
Does anyone know any Chicago COPS? The COPS in Palatine are absolutely, without a doubt as useless as, or as stupid as, they come.