Mike Hernandez of Coventry Cycle Works (http://www.coventrycycle.com/) had all but given up on finding his specialty-order recumbent bicycle that had been stolen from his gated backyard in Fall, 2011. The bike retailed over $2,500 and was used by Hernandez primarily for commuting to work. When out of the blue, Hernandez received a phone call from a parole/probation officer who had recovered a bike matching the description on the police report. The officer (who preferred not to be identified) acquired the bicycle during routine field work as a result of his community outreach. The parole officer is now working with police to arrest those involved. Hernandez reports that he is grateful to have his bike returned and has added new locks to deter any future theft attempts.
April 4, 2012