Beach bike owners beware!

Posted at 11:39 PM, May 05, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-05 23:39:18-04

Virginia Beach, Va. - A thief in the middle of Monday morning took a bike locked up outside of an Oceanfront bar.

He cut the lock and then took off.

"I think I would kick him off of it and try and beat him up off of it," Jessica Sheppard said. "I don't think it's fair I think karma will come back to them."

Sunday night Sheppard biked to work at 22nd Street Raw Bar and Grille.
Sheppard got a ride back home because of the weather.

"That's why it was really annoying because I've been so responsible about my bike," Sheppard said. "Last night was the first night I've ever left it out."

When she went to get her bike Monday morning, it was gone.

She figured a friend was playing a prank on her; that hope quickly faded when she saw surveillance video.

"I think that he probably does it on a regular basis because he looked like a pro, and I think it's just annoying and rude," Sheppard said.

Sheppard isn't alone, bike thefts are all too common at the Oceanfront, in part because there's so many bikes. In Monday's case, the video's too grainy to get a good look at the thief's face.