Monday, November 02, 2009

Stop right there!!

Yesterday evening our doorbell rang.
It was our neighbor. "Was that your bike? Someone just took it and rode away on it. Yeah, I saw some guy just run up here toward your house and grab it. He went that way and he was wearing a black jacket and red hat."
It was The Boy's bike.


I ran in and told The Man what had happened.
He jumped in the car and drove after Loser Guy!

I called the police. Not that it's a big deal.
It's just a bike. But it's my kid's bike.
And I don't want my kid to be crushed.


The Man found Loser Guy sitting on the bike in a parking lot down the street.
He whipped the car in and parked smack in front of him.
Jumped out and yelled, "Off the bike, NOW."
Loser Guy, "Whaa??? What are you talking about?"
The Man, "Is that your bike?!"
Loser Guy, "Uh uh ummm.... well you shouldn't just leave things sitting out like that!"
The Man (headed toward Loser Guy), "So you just take everything laying around that doesn't belong to you?! Get out of here now!"

And Loser Guy jumped off the bike and ran.
The police showed up and The Man was able to point them in the direction Loser Guy had just headed.

Nobody is allowed to mess with my kid.
And he has a new found respect for The Man.
His daddy. His hero. Who saved his bike.

41 comments:

CanCan (Mom Most Traveled) said...

Sorry it got stolen, but this story has an awesome ending! :)

Alicia said...

YAY for The Man! I hope the cops were able to catch the loser!

Chigger Hill Cottage said...

I hoped you fixed The Man a very nice dinner for that! And baked a really nice cake or something! LOL! Way to go The Man!!! Boo Loser Guy!

Polka Dot Moon said...

Hooray for "The Man"!! What is wrong with people these days?????

Jody said...

I almost cheered out loud at the end of your post!!!!

rentz said...

You mean it's wrong to pick stuff up that's just lying around in someone else's yard? Huh.

Way the go The Man!

nomadcraftsetc said...

What a great story! I bet that loser guy will think twice before stealing anything ever again!

Wendy said...

Lucky for Loser Man that you weren't the one who found him and went all mama bear on him. Your husband showed great restraint to not leave the jerk bleeding. GRRR!!!

nikki/WhiMSy love said...

'The Man' is awesome.

The Flying Bee said...

YES! Go Daddy! I love this story!

Jesse said...

OM Gosh! That is crazy! Go dad!

Destiny said...

What a GREAT story with an even better ending! I remember having my bike stolen when I was a kid ~ it was my first bike, pink with the basket and little flowers! I was CRUSHED and I didn't get a new one for years. Cheers to Dad for saving the day!!!

gina said...

oh my goodness- thank goodness Daddy survived the chase!

Trasie Bressler said...

That is crazy but what an awesome Dad your kids have!

Christine said...

Beki, that's so totally great!! I love that your husband tracked that meanie down & got your son's bike back! Go Dad!!

Jaime said...

Oh my gosh!!! Awesome ending to the stolen bike story! GO Dad!!!

Laura said...

I used to steal wreathes off of peoples doors in college. Drunk with my friend. So wrong.

(I dont do that anymore, ya know, in case you are wondering...)

Sycamore Moon Studios said...

And that is how boys learn to be men. Good job, Dad!

Marlene W. said...

Awesome!! I love it when huge dorks get their come-uppance! (Probaby more than I should - I know, I know - vengeance is the Lord's ;)
Even so.
He got taught a lesson!

Elizabeth @ TexasEbeth said...

Yeah you got the bike back! Now maybe a lesson for The Boy not to leave his bike out in the yard. Yes, it should be safe there, yes, people shouldn't steal but next time he might not be so lucky to get it back. And I'm pretty sure the bike has a place it belongs which is not in the front yard. Thank goodness for neighbors who watch out for each other!

Farmgirl Paints said...

HA! Wow way to go. The guy probably thought nobody would do anything about it. Good for you, not letting him get away with it!!

Practically Perfect... said...

What a great ending! Our next door neighbor's little girl's bike was stolen. It was locked into their privacy fence, and someone SAWED through the fence, lifted up the lock, and took it! People are nuts. It was a tiny little girl's pink bike!

Erica said...

the man IS a hero! but you know what's neat to me? isn't that how our Father is? the enemy comes and tries to steal things from us (our joy, peace, health, whatever) and our Father doesn't waste a second to go chase the enemy down and take back what he tried to steal from us. amazing.

Ruth said...

big up The Man!!!
ugh, what kind of jerk would steal a kid's bike?

Marc, Sarah, and Luke said...

Good for your husband for chasing down the houligan! What is happening here lately? The other day, a whole bunch of cars up our street and behind us had tires slashed. Fortunately, both of our vehicles were in the garage. BTW -- your kids' Halloween costumes were adorable.

Danielle said...

Ugh! I hate the things that people do. I cannot believe that some people are really that crappy!
I guess it just makes us that loath those losers better people in the end.
I am glad your little guy got the bike back, if it was my husband, I doubt that loser would have WALKED away. LOL!

Jill said...

Yeah!! to Hero "the man"!! how sad someone would even try such a thing...but what a happy ending! :)
Blessings!
Jill

The Perfect Trio said...

I'm so glad your boys bike was found....and GO Hubs for getting it back!!!

Heather :: Angel Face Designs :: said...

So crazy!! I'm glad you guys got it back.

Maureen said...

Go, Man! That is ridiculous... stealing a kid's bike? Ugh.... Glad it was recovered. :)

Erica said...

Way to go! A few weeks ago someone broke into our house and stole all Calvin's DVDs. It really makes your mama bear reflexs come alive. Glad you were able to catch the guy.

YaYa's Funhouse said...

YEAH!! You go "Mr.Man" I can hear him now, "NOBODY! messes with MY kid"!!
That happened to us when the twins daddy was little.The villian went into the garage and stole his. We never knew when it happened. Glad you had a happy ending.
GREAT PICS..."The boy" has really grown alot in the past year that I have been following your blog. I know you are proud of your handsome boys and beautiful daughter.

Whimsical Creations said...

OMG! That is crazy!

Sandy Toes said...

OH..I just love these pictures...just wonderful!
sandy toe

Natalie said...

Yay for the happy ending!! :) ha!

We did hit the shoe sale at Payless and it was SO INSANE! I couldn't believe it! We got a bunch of stuff too, but waited a long time... it was worth it!!!

My nephew even got some adorable cowboy boots out the deal! :)

Christina said...

Awesome story, awesome dad!!
My husband tells this story of a time when they were staying in the Bahamas (yeah, not ever my experience, but...that was his life!) and someone came into their place in the middle of the night. There had been some robberies in the area recently. My husband, who was a teenager at the time, says his dad leaped up out of his bed, raised his arms up (he's about 6'4", good sized guy) and just yelled this crazy gutteral yell at the intruder. He may or may not have pooped his pants before he ran right on out of the house! I love hearing stories like that, especially when they turn out all right!
Your little guy will probably NEVER forget his dad taking off after the dude who stole his bike and GETTING IT BACK! That's so great. :)

Cristy said...

Wow Beki, that's crazy.

Take THAT Loser Dude!

jodi @ back40life said...

unfortunately there are too many LOSER DUDES out there! Awesome to see a real man deal with a situation the right way! Yea for your hubby!

Pfeiffer Photos said...

Not funny that the bike was stolen but I was laughing about the comment from THE LOSER to THE MAN, haha! Not the time to be doling out defense when you're caught with the smoking gun in hand. What a dolt!

Congrats on scoring yourself a real MAN, Beki! ;)

No.17 CherryTreeLane said...

The man TRULY is "The Man"!!!

Tavi said...

that might be the manliest thing I've ever heard of a Dad doing. AWESOME!