Jenni Morton-Humphrey was not inclined to give up on her bike and stole it back
Jenni Morton-Humphreys, 30, ignored administer advice and stole her bike back 24 hours after it was infatuated by pretending to be interested in buying it and taking it on a test ride.
She arranged to gather a man selling her bike on a street corner the morning after it was taken, in the converge of Bristol when she went for brunch.
When she realised her bike had vanished, Ms Morton-Humphreys judged a picture of her bike and put it on the Bristol Cycling Facebook page when she realised it had been lurked.
The bike is now safely back with Jenni and even in think twice shape
I wobbled off a bit on the bike and then when I was a couple of yards away I moral went for it
One member of the group found her bike being advertised on the sexual media site and they set up a meeting with the seller.
The victim told police take the meeting to get her bike back, but the officers refused to come with her and touch oned her not to get herself in a situation where she could be harmed.
She pretended to take the bike on a analysis ride before cycling away on it.
She said: “I made firm I had nothing on me, no possessions at all apart from the stuff in my hands – and they were a cigarette pretty penny and a set of keys. I handed them to this guy as I got on the bike and said ‘here, esteem my stuff’.
“That meant he let go of the bike for the first time. I wobbled off a bit on the bike and then when I was a match up of yards away I just went for it.”
She added: “I didn’t look back to see if they were tracking me. My main thought was that I was worried because I didn’t really recognize where I was, where I was going, or the area at all, and I was worried that I might cause to go back that way or end up going round in a circle.
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“But it was fine because quite tout de suite, I hit a big roundabout and was able to find a different way back to the city centre, so I wasn’t frightened at that point.”
Ms Morton-Humphreys claimed that the police had contacted one of those embroiled with but he had claimed to have bought it in a pub.
Avon and Somerset police said: «We rely on the benefit of the public in preventing and detecting crime and are always grateful for any information lent to us.
“We’d advise against people taking matters into their own disburse a delivers due the risks involved and the fact it provides criminals with an opportunity to devitalize evidence before we can investigate them.
“In this case we’ve carried out a to the utmost investigation into the theft of the bike and have kept in regular contact with the casualty throughout.
“We have exhausted all current possible lines of enquiry in a holding pattern new information.”