Wednesday, December 05, 2007

My son: Superhero

(Image from Tutto Bene!)

Some of you may recognize that movie poster, more commonly known as The Bicycle Thief here in the US. And of course it's related to the story I have for you today.

Yesterday afternoon, Jordan was hanging around with some of his buds, "my peeps" as he calls them, when a kid from another neighborhood ran up on a nearby porch and stole a bicycle! The kid took off down the hill before any of the onlookers could react. They yelled at him, but of course he didn't stop. The boys went over to the house to tell an adult that the bike was gone. Jordan knows the boy who owns the bike. His mother called the police.

Meanwhile, the thief decided to do something really, really stupid. He circled the block so he could taunt the kids who yelled. Jordan saw him coming down the hill and ran to intercept.

Now, our 'perp' was westbound toward a T intersection. The route north was uphill, so he would have to turn south as he did in his original getaway.

Jordan cut the corner, running southwest across a vacant lot and hit the thief, knocking him from the bike. The kid got up and ran. Jordan picked up the bike and returned it to the owner's mother.



Blogger Fritz said...

Cool. Your son's a hero.

7:15 PM  
Blogger Dingbat said...

Well done! (by him)
Well raised! (by you!)

7:56 PM  
Blogger The donut guy said...


3:51 AM  
Blogger Apertome said...

A hero indeed! It's really great that he tracked them down.

11:59 AM  
Blogger SD_pedalpower said...

Taking no crap from the silly bike thieves. Heck ya!

4:42 PM  
Blogger Ron said...

Jordan ha molto bravo! Che disastro, questo laori..

11:08 PM  

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