When Kathryn Lucas of Colorado found her stolen bike for sale on Craigslist, she took action. She arranged to purchase the bike from the thieves, verified it was indeed hers, and then "test rode" it all the way to her car, where she loaded it up and brought it home.
Once she got home, she called the police to report the crime. When officers arrested the bike seller, he confessed. While Lucas' idea proved to be quite successful, the police recommend others not to try similar tactics.
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