Late last week, Kelowna RCMP responded to a case of bike theft.
In an interesting turn of events, the theft occurred at an RCMP detachment. (“The call is coming from inside the house!”)
According to RCMP, 38-year-old Brian Richard Harbison tried to get through a locked pedestrian gate that leads into the RCMP parking lot. He was unable to, but then managed to sneak in when a car exited the gate.
Harbison then made his way over to the bike compound, grabbed one of the bikes, and began to flee.
An officer watched it all unfold from a second-floor window. (This is straight out of an action-comedy.)
Harbison was immediately stopped by officers.
According to CBC News, it was a bait bike.
The RCMP said Harbison, a known bike thief, was held in police custody overnight and will face five charges.
“This brazen break-in and theft is not a common occurrence here at the Kelowna Detachment”, the RCMP said in a statement. “And the irony that Mr. Haribson would take a bait bike from the RCMP compound has won him a night in jail and more criminal charges.”
There’s a commonly-used saying in sports: “Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good.” In the case of this bike thief, neither was apparently present.
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