pinit fg en rect gray 20   Bike Thief in New York Video

Bicycle theft is a serious concern for bike owners and the Neistat Brothers filmed a video in New York City as to how easy it was to steal a bike. Shot with a hidden camera, the video showed a bike stolen in different locations using different tools. The aim of the video was to show how no one stopped the bike thief in the act of stealing someone’s bike in broad daylight at a public place. Ironically, someone even helped the bike thief remove the locked chains from the bike.

On the other hand, the public’s apathy to the incident could also be viewed as innocent. The “stealing” of the bike looked closely similar to a bike owner who lost the keys to his bicycle’s secure lock and decided to use other means to remove the bike from its locked chains.

Is this a video that proves how people are blind to crime or simply a video that shows nobody cares if a bike owner lost his keys and decides to use other methods to open his bicycle chain? You decide.