Bike Theft Victim Calls Police to Set Up Sting

A Seattle man was reunited with his stolen bike on Sunday after he found his bike posted for sale online and called police to help him set up a sting.

After the victim’s Salsa Deadwood bicycle went missing in the University District, he later found an ad for the bike on Offerup.com. The man reached out to the person behind the listing and set up a meeting outside a grocery store in Fremont.

The man then called police, who arrived at the store in the 4400 block of Fremont Avenue North around 3 PM and found a man pushing the orange bike around a parking lot as he nervously eyed officers.

The man eventually stood the bike up against a wall and walked away. Police then contacted the 26-year-old man and took him into custody for possession of stolen property. He was booked into the King County Jail and the bike was returned to its rightful owner.