Adrian Fenty and his family have taken "full responsibility" for the bike theft that occurred at his home on Friday. I suppose that is in his role as homeowner for leaving his garage door open and not in his role as Mayor for any law enforcement failures. This is because the officer on duty was reportedly being investigated. I have to disagree and say that the bulk of the responsibility lies with the bike thieves, but I know what the Mayor is trying to say. But leaving a bike unguarded and having it stolen is not the same as leaving a laptop outside and having it rained on. It is not an act of nature.
The story is now largely a political one about Fenty's relationship with the police and his privacy, etc...but there are a few things of note in the Fox5 story below. First, it features one of my favorite DC bloggers/photographers Joel Gwadz talking about the criminal's M.O. and how he's seen it done before. Then it makes quite a stretch to tie this story to the Fenty police-escorted bike rides mini-scandal. Finally, in talking about that scandal Karen Houston says that Fenty used his police escort to ride on the G.W. Parkway, which is wrong. He rode on the Clara Barton Parkway, which while illegal to do is not marked as such and was only made so a few years ago with no fanfare.
Photo by Chris DiGiamo