The Worst Bike Theft Ever?


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On Thursday, 53-year-old Polish cancer survivor and double amputee Krzyszof Jarzebski found out his $13,000 custom bike had been stolen from a San Francisco apartment entryway a day before he planned to hand pedal across the United States. The thief drilled a hole in the locked gate of an apartment owned by a priest and nabbed the bike, according to the San Francisco Chronicle

Jarzebski lost both of his legs in 1991 after a fight with cancer. Prior to that, he served in an elite unit of the Polish navy. He has hand pedaled across Europe (his name is spelled “Krzysztof” in photos from that trip, we're not sure which spelling is correct) and has helped design other adventure equipment for double amputees. In 2009, he met with Andre Janecki to offer advice on designing a special sea kayak.

You can read the full story of the theft in the San Francisco Chronicle.

The San Francisco police have released this picture of the stolen bike.

—Joe Spring