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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 has been news editor at since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.

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