“I hope you have boils”, the angry ad helped return a stolen Bicycle
“I hope you in the crotch appear incurable boils”. I am a Seattle resident Shannon Loyce was addressed to the thief who stole the Bicycle of her husband, a cancer survivor three times.
Lois wrote the ad, addressed to “smelly garbage, stealing bicycles”, in the hope that it will help to restore the loss. Thanks to the help of a homeless man named Kevin, Shannon and her husband Andrew reunited with the bike that was specially adapted to his needs.
It seems that the tirade of ads — and the thought of boils — did the trick. Kevin told Shannon that the thief at some point got scared and dropped the bike, and eventually he got to the homeless.
The full text of the announcement looked like this:
Dear smelly garbage, stealing bikes. A bike that you stole belongs to my dear husband, beating cancer three times. It was specially adapted to his needs. I hope you in the crotch appear incurable boils.
“It was a shout into the void. I was so upset. It came from the heart,” said Loyce Bi-bi-si.
To return the bike was not so easy — first you had to find Kevin.
NewsPolice from Australia showed a very bad sketch of robber
Seeing the fierce Declaration, he asked a passerby to call the telephone number and explain that the bike he has, and he wants to return it to her husband Shannon, because “it was hard”.
On the phone, Lois heard what Kevin was waiting for her at a store in the suburbs of Seattle, and with it a truck and his own bike. More exact instructions are not followed.