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When a Washington, D.C., man saw his recently stolen bicycle for sale on Craigslist, his mission became clear: get it back, with or without the help of police.

Cyclist Danny Lesh had loaned the 14-year-old Cannondale hybrid to a friend, who committed the rookie mistake of securing the bike with a cable lock. Soon a thief likely armed with a decent pair of bolt cutters and a little persistence freed the bike and put it up for sale on Craigslist, NBC Washington reported. Lesh instantly identified it as his own, taking note of a prominent sticker near the handlebars. He’d purchased the bike for $600 in 1998, and the thief was asking for $100.

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Lesh contacted police, but when they told him they couldn’t respond right away, he decided to reacquire the bike by himself before it was shipped off…

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