Anti-TreeHugger Thieves Cut Down Beautiful Tree to Steal $50 Bike (Video)

Here's Why You Shouldn't Lock Your Bike to a Tree

Reddit user TenThousandSuns posted the video below, which shows a group of men in Kensington at 2 a.m. Wednesday morning chopping down a ginkgo tree with an axe, seemingly in order to steal a bike. The initial post was titled, "How far will NY thieves go to steal a $50 department store bike locked with a $10 cable lock? This far." Here's a photo of the poor tree... Let this serve as a reminder not to lock your bike to a tree, and a plea to city planners to deploy more bike racks so people aren't tempted to do this. Via Reddit, Gothamist.

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