Vancouver vigilante becomes global web icon after stealing back her stolen bike from Craigslist seller
A Vancouver woman is making international headlines for stealing back her stolen bike after finding it advertised on Craigslist.
Kayla Smith, five foot two, “125 pounds and tough as nails,” had her new, $1,000 bike stolen from a rack in Vancouver’s Olympic Village last Wednesday. She filed a report with police, but before she heard back she found an ad for a suspiciously similar bike on Craigslist.
Within 45 minutes, the 33-year-old was undercover, posing as a buyer, meeting a rough-looking man in a nearby McDonald’s parking lot.
It was definitely her bike — complete with her “Ride On” sticker on its frame. She asked to take it for a ride around the lot. “Yeah but don’t take off,” he told her, according to Smith’s account on reddit. (Photo: Imgur)