Last week, Aaron Rush's bike got stolen. But as he'd been a victim of this crime before, he had taken the precaution of installing a bike tracker. Then he left this note at the scene of the crime for the thief to read:
Rush, 23, who works in media and lives in West London, posted the photo on his Instagram account. It was then tweeted by bike-tech company Blaze with the comment: "This must have been the best feeling ever."
This is what the note says:
"Dear Douchebag Bike Thief. Hi there! You stole my bike last night, admittedly I was kind of ticked off about this, but less so when I realised that you left your face on camera at the station. And also you may not have realised but this is not the first bike I've had stolen, so I put a tracer inside the bike frame. So unfortunately for you, I know where you live. Please dear bike thief, don't take this as a threat, I'm sure you had your reasons, I just want my bike back. All I am asking is if you return the bike before the end of this week, that will be the end of it. If not: You'll be getting a visit by our Majesty's finest. In case you've taken more than one bike, mine was the grey Giant. Have a good day!"
Rush told BuzzFeed that the Giant bike was stolen at his local train station, two miles from his office in Kings Langley.
He said he figured he'd give the thief a chance to return the bike, but added: "I was quite happy knowing I may have had them cornered, but I think the bike thief may have known what to look for or sold it on quickly."
Unfortunately, it turns out his bike tracker was disabled by the thief, and the police have informed Rush that it will take four weeks to get the CCTV footage.