I used to frequent this forum back in the day. Was just discussing leasing a car with a friend of mine. Wondered if this is still an ongoing joke. Definitely is hahaha.
Thieves I tell ya…
A custom-designed and painted mountain bike was one of the few things Shayla Williams had left of her older brother, who died about eight months ago.
On Saturday, Kailen Williams[HTML_REMOVED]#8217; bike was stolen in East Vancouver, leaving the family devastated and on a desperate search through the city.
[HTML_REMOVED]#8220;He passed away suddenly of an accidental drug overdose about eight months ago and this bike was one of the last things I had left that was his,[HTML_REMOVED]#8221; Shayla Williams said.
[HTML_REMOVED]#8220;He put so much time into [painting] it and it[HTML_REMOVED]#8217;s traumatizing to haveit taken.[HTML_REMOVED]#8221;
Williams and her mother have since put up posters around town, offering a $500 reward [HTML_REMOVED]#8212; no questions asked [HTML_REMOVED]#8212; in hopes the bike will be returned when thieves realize what sentimental value it holds.
Her brother worked as a carpenter and was 28 when he died.
[HTML_REMOVED]#8220;He was just the kind of guy who would give you the shirt off his back. If someone needed anything, he was unconditional,[HTML_REMOVED]#8221; the woman recalled. [HTML_REMOVED]#8220;He was genuinely a kind person.[HTML_REMOVED]#8221;
Only a couple months after her brother[HTML_REMOVED]#8217;s death, Williams[HTML_REMOVED]#8217; mom was diagnosed with breast cancer.
She moved six months ago from Alberta to live with Williams in Vancouver while receiving cancer treatment and had been using her son[HTML_REMOVED]#8217;s bike daily to get around town.
[HTML_REMOVED]#8220;She accidentally left the garage door open for a few hours and during that time, someone came in and stole my brother[HTML_REMOVED]#8217;s bike,[HTML_REMOVED]#8221; Williams said, noting the bike was taken from the Fraser and Kingsway neighbourhood on Saturday sometime between 7 p.m. and midnight.
[HTML_REMOVED]#8220;My mom is really upset about it. She said that she felt him near when she was riding it. That bike reflected Kailen[HTML_REMOVED]#8217;s spirit and we wanted to carry that on forever.[HTML_REMOVED]#8221;
Anyone with information can contact Williams at email@example.com.
Kailen was a great guy, he was a co worker and friend of mine. He loved that bike. He was only about a year or two into his riding career when he passed away. Super tragic. He was a real dude, his family doesn't deserve this. Crafty bugger too. Check it out.
Any help would be awesome. Cheers brosssssss!