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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Ballsy Woman Chases Down Man Who Tries to Steal Her Bike

Posted By on Tue, Jun 14, 2011 at 4:45 PM

Some people would do anything to get their bike back
  • Some people would do anything to get their bike back

A 21-year-old woman recently proved that she is no victim. The San Francisco resident was unlocking the front door of her apartment on the unit block of Walter Street at about 2:30 a.m. when a white man wearing dark clothing walked up behind her and tried to force his way into her home. The brave and presumably strong woman fought back, pushing the creepy man away from her door, according to police.

The robber then grabbed her bicycle which was leaning up against the wall by her door. Again, she tried to stop him, but he elbowed her in the face.

As he pedaled away, the woman chased after him for almost a block -- and believe it or not, she caught up to the robber on 14th Street, says Police Captain Denis O'Leary.

The victim knocked the robber to the ground, picked up her bike, and pedaled right back home while the robber ran off into the darkness toward Market Street.

Cops usually don't encourage victims to chase after suspects, but in this case, O'Leary couldn't help but smile a little bit.

"I'm proud of her, this doesn't happen that often," O'Leary told SF Weekly.

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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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