Have you ever had a bike nicked? I have, so I know from experience that it’s one of the worst feelings in the world. The feeling in the pit of your stomach when you discover your bike’s missing is 10 times worse than the biggest kick in the ‘nads. I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy. If you ask me, motorcycle theft is one of the most heinous crimes in the world. Unfortunately though, neither the constabulary nor the judiciary seem to hold the same view. But if I was in charge of things, there would be a few changes. And I’d start with the sentences dished out to the scumbags that pinch our bikes. Some maybe think capital punishment for bike thieves is too severe. I don’t, and here’s why…
For 90 percent of motorcycle owners and riders, their bike isn’t just the thing they use to get from A to B. They’re a lot more than that. For most of us, our bikes mean everything to us. We love them just as much as we love our kids, and often a lot more than our wives. They are an extension of our personalities. A tangible embodiment of our souls. So when some little scrotum from the shitty side of town decides he’s having it away, it’s not just a minor inconvenience for us; we’re going to take it personally.
Usually, when you’re bikes gone, it’s gone. You’re not going to see it again. You can either take it on the chin or call the insurance company up (if you have a policy to cover its theft). But every now and then the police manage to do their job and get your bike back to you. Although it’s rarely in the same nick as last time you saw it. They’ve probably had to drag the poor thing out of a ditch, all bent and twisted. If the chances of recovering your bike are low, the chances of tracking down the culprit are even lower. Don’t expect to see CIS at the scene of the crime, dusting for fucking prints.
And in the unlikely event that the po-po do manage to identify and apprehend the twat responsible, don’t expect justice to immediately be served. Unless you think justice is a 6 month suspended sentence. I don’t.
I’m not a complete bastard though. I know that some people are forced into a life of crime after difficult upbringings. Plenty have no way of feeding their drug habit, so they need to steal a few bikes every now and then to make ends meet. You could argue that it’s not their fault (although you’d be talking out of your arse). So, in the interest of mercy, forgiveness and understanding, those found guilty of a first offence will be dealt with more leniently. The surgical removal of both hands should act as a deterrent, as well as making it physically more difficult for the convicted motorcycle thief to reoffend. I realise that surgical removal is rather costly and time consuming, and some would prefer the use of an axe, but it’s 2021 for fuck’s sake – so don’t be so medieval.
It would, as previously suggested, be my intention to implement much more severe punishments for those that have been found guilty of multiple thefts. I am, of course, talking about capital punishment for bike thieves. Once everyone knows that stealing someone else’s motorcycle is not acceptable behaviour, there should be no excuse. No mitigating circumstances. In a nation run by me, as soon as you’ve been found guilty, once again, of robbing some poor fuckers bike, that’ll be it. You’ll be taken to a place of lawful execution and dealt with accordingly. And we’re not having any of this death row bollocks, like they do in America. No, straight out the dock and into the electric chair. Do not pass go. Do not collect £200. And definitely do not try and talk your way out of it, because you’ve had it my old son. Game over.
I’m sure there’ll be one or two of you out there that don’t agree with me. Some would prefer to spend millions of tax-payers hard-earned putting these scumbags up in 5 star prisons, with three square meals a day. That’s all good and well but in a couple of months we’ll release them back into the wilderness, ready to nick someone else’s bike. How’s that for justice?
Let’s put an end to bike theft, once and for all. Together, we can beat this.
Half an hour with a knuckle-duster would do me.
I had a bike nicked once,a week later the insurance company send round an assessor Dickheads
Dunno who was the worst him for coming round or me showing him an empty space
Kill them all. Let Boothy sort them out.
You’re not joking about CSI not fucking bothering. I had my 125 nicked a few months back, it was recovered and held at a yard (outdoors in the pissing rain so any evidence would’ve washed away anyway) for 3 days while I tried to find out when they’d be turning up, and I was told I couldn’t touch it until they did. Eventually the police told me that actually they hadn’t even assigned an officer to the case at all, never mind sending CSI down there, and that I finally had permission to recover my own property. After paying £170 to the recovery yard, who must have had some special relationship with the Chief Constable to extort money from people. Completely destroyed any illusion that the police as an establishment give a toss. But it’s nice to know they’re all over it if you’re a bit over the speed limit.
I’d be well up for whoever did it getting the Saudi Arabian treatment though, good shout.
As a chap who was born in Hull, I do not believe that Boothy wrote this.
Punish them by working a punishing low wage job until they have made enough money from that job until they can afford to pay for the bike then they will learn the value of the bikes we work hard for
I’d like to see all thieves raped by baseball bat
I would bum them dry. Make them suffer and in years to come they would still be ashamed of being bummed so hard they won’t be robbing anymore bike, they will not be able to sit down. 🤣🤣.
I’ve had two RGVs nicked and one 3 week old Fireblade. All separate incidents, none recovered. The RGVs were insure third party only (I was young and RGVs never were cheap to insure), the Fireblade was fully comp, I paid £12k for it new and got £8,800 from insurance even though it was only 2 weeks old when nicked. The impact of the loss of value is horrific, and made worse by the fact that I then pay ongoing insurance premiums for 6 years because some asshole stole my bike.
If I ever got my hands on them, I wouldn’t let them off lightly.
I also recently had a gun pulled on me in central London at 2pm at a set of lights for my current Fireblade. I sped off, and broke a bunch of red light/speed laws, as soon s I got safe I called the police and reported the incident, the gun, gave a good description, and never heard anything back from the police.
I know they’re stretched (due to underfunding from our shitty government), but they simply can’t/don’t do anything about it.
Had my 2016 GSA nicked in January by 4 scrotes seen on CCTV. Insurance not paying out. I suggest dipping them, alive, into an acid bath. Slowly. Once fully dissolved, empty into drains and refill for the next ones. Repeat.
Couldnt agree more, we all work hard to earn in order to buy things we want so why should some scummy c#@t be aloud to take it just because there too thick to get a job or just a lazy twat! Break each finger one by one i say.
I say first offence, a not so surgical removal of their testicles. Any further offence they get ankles, knees, hands, wrists, elbows, shoulders all destroyed by way of sledgehammer. Dump the leftovers in the nearest river/canal. Job done.
They should have the crime they committed tattooed across their forehead for everyone to see what kind of person they are, and also be implanted with an electric shock device that the victim of their crime has the controller for so they can give them a nice little shock whenever they feel like it.
Fuck me this article is even more ridiculous than the bike licencing one. If you really want to enjoy mob justice in the form capital punishment move to sub-saharan Africa.
I second that! Can I be the one to press the button on the electric chairs?