Ore. cyclist gets stolen bike back via Craigslist sting

4:42 AM, Aug 17, 2012   |    comments
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SEATTLE (AP) - An Oregon man has his stolen bicycle back after seeing it advertised on Craigslist and setting up an elaborate interstate sting operation.

Jake Gillum and two friends drove to Seattle last weekend after creating a fake online persona to disguise that they were coming from Portland, where the bike had been stolen about a week earlier.

They confronted the seller before police arrived to arrest him and recorded the whole thing in a video posted on YouTube.

The 28-year-old Gillum says it was the "best feeling in the world" seeing the suspect arrested. Craig Ackerman was arrested for investigation of possessing and trafficking in stolen property but has not been charged. The road bike is a $2,500 carbon fiber Fuji.

 

The Associated Press

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