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stolen moped [Oct. 20th, 2008|02:58 pm]
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my beloved rasta moped was stolen from the locked courtyard at 82 jersey street in the fenway area late last week. the moped was also locked to a secure bike rack.

the thief took the moped, her thick black plastic texturized cover, and the broken lock, as well as a sheet with my name and number on it that i kept tied to her luggage rack when parked.

here is the moped in question

if you see this moped ANYWHERE please throw a lock on it if you can and contact me immediately, my email is brightlikesunshineatgmaildotcom. i can also email you my phone number if you inhabit seedy areas of town frequently.

she was registered with the rmv and a police report has been filed with the d-4 section of the bpd.

everybody just keep a lookout please, she is green and red and yellow and pretty noticeable even to people who aren't into mopeds. she is the ONLY moped of this color scheme around boston, i promise. she has a black square headlight, had a red bandanna and a nine of spades playing card tucked onto her left handlebar, and a peace sign magnet on her left sidecover. broken speedo/3 miles on odometer/and mostly she has wicked bad brakes (i was replacing the brake pad soon). she has the remains of a december registration sticker on her back fender. 1979 columbia commuter.

she is an original shriner's moped and her sentimental value is intense and i am in pieces over this. we were in parades (were in the honk parade last week, i pedaled her with the bicycles), we went to moped rallies, and i rode her almost every day to work and class, over 1000 miles since june. i am absolutely devastated and this was basically the only moped in the world for me :(

$300 reward for her safe return. srsly no questions asked.

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From: amarise
2008-10-20 07:24 pm (UTC)
i saw you riding that moped a week or so ago and blabbed to my friend about how cool it was for like 10 minutes!! :(
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[User Picture]From: ifotismeni
2008-10-20 07:25 pm (UTC)
oh my god! that's so heartbreaking :( i'm so sorry to hear this.
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[User Picture]From: richips
2008-10-20 07:41 pm (UTC)
oh no!
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[User Picture]From: dillonpuff
2008-10-20 07:43 pm (UTC)
it was an inside job
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[User Picture]From: kickthis
2008-10-20 08:54 pm (UTC)
i am afraid of this but maybe if they planned it out and i never see her again maybe at least they won't spray paint her flat black to sell her for drug money, if i never get her back at least she can stay red green yellow and awesome :(

god i wish they had just called me for a ransom, srsly i would pay it for this moped
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[User Picture]From: kpht
2008-10-20 07:46 pm (UTC)
OK, so my brother has pretty much the exact same moped (Puch is the name i think? it was made in Austria in 1977), only it's in the original all-yellow color, and it's obviously not yours, as he's had it for months and we know the original owners.

BUT, I will put him on the lookout - if he orders parts or scrap and goes to check and it looks like yours, I'll have him let me or the cops know. I'm not sure if I'll get far, since he's in Hartford and the bike is with my parents in Foxboro, but I'll try. That sucks. It is such an awesome bike!
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[User Picture]From: azure_rhymes
2008-10-20 08:03 pm (UTC)
That thing is BEAUTIFUL!
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[User Picture]From: aries_bastard75
2008-10-20 08:43 pm (UTC)
It's like unraveling a scarf that someone keeps knitting and knitting and knitting and knitting and knitting and knitting and knitting and knitting and knitting and knitting and knitting...
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[User Picture]From: panzerkunst
2008-10-21 12:29 am (UTC)
Why? What's the significance? I DON'T KNOW!!!
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From: dianalily
2008-10-20 09:07 pm (UTC)
Oh, sweetie - she's so pretty.

Have you posted to Boston (and beyond) scooter BBSs? They'll keep a lookout, too.
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[User Picture]From: ron_newman
2008-10-20 09:14 pm (UTC)
I hope you find it, but if you're going to post this to davis_square, you need to use a much smaller picture and put most of the text behind an lj-cut.
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From: mogaribue
2008-10-20 09:49 pm (UTC)
Those bastards. May they burn in fiery moped hell.
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[User Picture]From: kickthis
2008-10-20 11:50 pm (UTC)
tell abram i miss him.
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