Miami Man Offers Heat Ticket in Exchange for Stolen Bike, or Two Tickets for Thief's Arrest
Last Friday, Chris Underhill's bike was stolen. He had taken a cousin from out of town to Mary Brickell Village, only to find his chain cut and his Giant Escape true to its name: gone.
LeBron knows a thing or two about biking.
Underhill underwent the usual stages of stolen bike syndrome: disbelief, anger, and despair. He filled out a police report, posted a notice online, and began saving for another bicycle. But then he crunched the numbers. The bike was worth more to him than the pittance a petty thief could get for it. So he decided to make an offer: a Miami Heat playoff ticket to whomever returns the bike.
Even the thief.
Underhill, an engineer, says his cousin's bike was locked to his but wasn't stolen. So he thinks whoever took his bike is an amateur who saw an opportunity to make a quick buck.
Now he's offering the thief -- or anyone else who knows the whereabouts of his bike -- a chance to see LeBron James and company pound the Pacers this weekend.
"Bikes get stolen all the time here in Miami," Underhill admits. "But I figured if I could offer a Heat ticket, it would be something to catch people's eye, or just enough for them to keep a lookout for the bike."
"It would be awesome to get my bike back," he says. "I could still come out ahead."