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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Multi-Tasking Dad Forgets to Lock Up Bike, Politely Asks Thief to Return It

Posted By on Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 1:58 PM

click to enlarge ERIN SHERBERT
  • Erin Sherbert

Moms and Dads will always tell you they'd never trade parenthood for anything. Not even an awesome blue Trek mountain bike.

Of course, Alexis Preel would be delighted to have both his baby and his bike. The San Francisco father is desperate to find his mountain bike that was either stolen or lost (depending on how you read this) last week in the city's upper Market neighborhood.

Preel says he had just gotten home and, in a rush to let his son's baby sitter off duty for the night, left his bike on the sidewalk in front of his house.

The bike remained outside, unlocked, overnight as Preel got wrapped up with his dad duties inside.

click to enlarge bike and boy - ALEXIS PREEL
  • Alexis Preel
  • bike and boy

"I simply forgot it... wanted to release my son's baby sitter first and then take care of him.

Doesn't mean I don't care about this bike, I really do! I was just exhausted after a long hectic work day, I guess," Preel tells us.

Preel says he's not shocked the bike was snatched but claims "I wouldn't have taken it" if he had come across an unattended bike. He's hung flyers and posted ads on Craigslist, asking the thief to return his ride.

In short: Preel would really like his bike back. After all, he's going to need it to teach his son Sacha how to ride without training wheels very soon.

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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.

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