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Apparently the police also found quantities of cocaine and marijuana in the raid. Looks like scumbag Igor is going down hard.

Too bad it took so long... there's a comment on a YouTube video about it that it was well-known for at least 10 years that you went to his bike shop to find or buy back your stolen bike.

Wotta complete and utter douche bag.

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What was he thinking? Was he about to sell those bikes back to the public in the same town they were stolen in? Was he going to individually eBay auction off 500+ bikes?

This guy is a genuine scum bag and moron.
I think the idea was that people would have to buy a new bike thus increasing his sales through the shop.

Glad they busted the scumbag :thumbsup:
 

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I think the idea was that people would have to buy a new bike thus increasing his sales through the shop.

Glad they busted the scumbag :thumbsup:
no... he actually sold the stolen merchandise in his store. he's known around toronto for being the guy who sells stolen bikes. apparently if you found your stolen bike there and made enough of a stink he'd give it back to you to avoid the police being involved.
 

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doughboy_88 said:
What was he thinking? Was he about to sell those bikes back to the public in the same town they were stolen in? Was he going to individually eBay auction off 500+ bikes?

This guy is a genuine scum bag and moron.
If the CBC online story that I read is accurate, the number is currently in excess of 2,000. Just under one-half the total number of bikes reported as stolen last year in Toronto. :yikes: And yes, the investigation is on-going, so more stolen bikes are likely to be found.
 

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Ahhh, for the days when they hung horse thieves. I can think of a good lamp pole at Queen and Bathurst streets ...
The man, and now I hear his wife also, caused a lot of pain and hardship. Let's hope that the judge doesn't slap them on the wrist.
If proven guilty, of course, etc.
 

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Wow, I guess Canadians are bad news. I’ll be sure to steer clear of them.
Please do. We been wrestling polar bears since you were back at your mother's teat.


When I read that story in the Globe and Mail, I reconsidered my opposition to torture. Funny how the police are so "amazed" at how many stolen bikes there are, even though they don't do anything about bike theft.
 

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A public stoning is appropriate

According to todays news, the count is now at 3,200 stolen bikes recovered!

I knew this man just after he first arrived in Canada. He was my 'next door neighbor' in an old studio building in 1990, and this was when he started to build his 'collection' . Since he had no job or money, he persuaded the landlord to let him live in a 5' X 12' storage closet, along with a mop and bucket, a ladder, an old dirty sleeping bag, and about 4 or 5 bikes. I 'rented' a couple of his bikes to use as a messenger, and even lent him some tools, which he usually broke. Since he had no money, he would go out at night and raid the garbage in front of grocery and convenience stores for food. One time, my friend Tyler and I found him picking the worms out of boxes of Quaker Harvest Crunch cereal that a store had thrown out! I remember him saying "They're f***in' stupid. They're just worms. They not gonna kill you!" before borrowing milk from us to eat it.
We knew then that he was mentally unstable. It was obvious. If anyone didn't agree with him, they were automatically labeled "f***in' assh**es" or "f***in' idiots". According to Igor, you were one or the other if you actually paid for something. This included, of course, bikes. In the next 6 months while he was my neighbor, he'd amassed more than 50 bikes, which were strewn along the hallways, and in a pile outside of the building. Soon afterwards, he got kicked out by the landlord for refusing to clean up his 'mess', and soon after that, opened up his first 'shop' on Queen St. W. That was 18 years ago. The rest is history.

I'm happy that the police FINALLY decided to take a serious look at this guy. I hope they throw the book at him. He truly deserves it! :frown5:
 

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piano said:
According to todays news, the count is now at 3,200 stolen bikes recovered!

I knew this man just after he first arrived in Canada. He was my 'next door neighbor' in an old studio building in 1990, and this was when he started to build his 'collection' . Since he had no job or money, he persuaded the landlord to let him live in a 5' X 12' storage closet, along with a mop and bucket, a ladder, an old dirty sleeping bag, and about 4 or 5 bikes. I 'rented' a couple of his bikes to use as a messenger, and even lent him some tools, which he usually broke. Since he had no money, he would go out at night and raid the garbage in front of grocery and convenience stores for food. One time, my friend Tyler and I found him picking the worms out of boxes of Quaker Harvest Crunch cereal that a store had thrown out! I remember him saying "They're f***in' stupid. They're just worms. They not gonna kill you!" before borrowing milk from us to eat it.
We knew then that he was mentally unstable. It was obvious. If anyone didn't agree with him, they were automatically labeled "f***in' assh**es" or "f***in' idiots". According to Igor, you were one or the other if you actually paid for something. This included, of course, bikes. In the next 6 months while he was my neighbor, he'd amassed more than 50 bikes, which were strewn along the hallways, and in a pile outside of the building. Soon afterwards, he got kicked out by the landlord for refusing to clean up his 'mess', and soon after that, opened up his first 'shop' on Queen St. W. That was 18 years ago. The rest is history.

I'm happy that the police FINALLY decided to take a serious look at this guy. I hope they throw the book at him. He truly deserves it! :frown5:
Only 18 years to catch him. That's still faster than the average U.S. police force catches bicycle thieves.
 
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