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Drunk cyclist hands over $1,000 bike to New York City thief

Crime victim says state of intoxication led him to comply with robber’s request

A cyclist in New York City has told police he agreed to hand over his $1,000 bike to a robber – because he was drunk.

The unnamed 40-year-old was riding his bike close to Clinton Avenue and Park Avenue in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene district when he was approached by the unarmed suspect, reports DNA Info.

The man asked the cyclist to get off his bike, with the victim saying he complied with the request because he was drunk.

The suspect, who has not been traced, then rode away on the bike.

According to the New York Police Department’s 88th Precinct, the robbery happened just after 5.50pm on 27 October.

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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