This is pretty embarrassing. Two young men rode up to Mayor Fenty's house on poor quality bikes and decided to swap theirs for a couple of his. They stole two 1-year old mountain bikes worth about $300 each - while the security detail watched on closed-circuit TV.
The thefts occurred on June 3 around 7:40 p.m., while officers were on the grounds of the Fenty home, records show.
The mayor's home is under camera surveillance and has an around-the-clock police security detail assigned to it. According to internal police records, detectives were reviewing surveillance tapes and testing the left-behind bikes for evidence. At least one officer is now facing discipline on neglect charges from Police Chief Cathy Lanier.
The thieves must be totally bummed that they didn't get their hands on the $12,000 Colnago racing bike Fenty was given.
If your own private police security detail can't keep you from having your bike stolen, what hope is there?