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Old May 29th 09, 04:59 AM posted to alt.mountain-bike,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.backcountry,ca.environment,sci.environment
Mike Vandeman
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Default Mountain Biker Robs Bank!

It's quite consonant with their outlaw lifestyle.

Mike


http://www.mlive.com/news/chronicle/...700.xml&coll=8

Man robs bank, gets away on mountain bike
Thursday, May 28, 2009
By Heather Lynn Peters

A man dressed in a sport coat and who rode a mountain bike managed to
rob a Norton Shores bank Wednesday and get away with an undetermined
amount of cash, police said.

As of late afternoon Wednesday, authorities were still unable to
locate the suspect who walked into the Fifth Third Bank, 710 Seminole,
at 11:48 a.m. He "implied he had a weapon," jumped over a counter and
grabbed wads of cash, said Norton Shores Police Detective Lt. Tim
LaVigne.

"He made some statements. He implied that he had a weapon, but nothing
was seen," LaVigne said.

"He jumped over the counter and started taking cash out of a cash
drawer."

No one was injured during the incident, LaVigne said.

"He fled out the door and rode off on a bike," he said.

Several witnesses saw the man leave on the bicycle.

The suspect may have been covered in red dye at some point after he
fled because a dye pack hidden in the money the man took may have
activated, LaVigne said.

Authorities searched the area for some time trying to locate the
suspect, but he was still at large.

Some money was discovered in the area during the search for the
suspect, LaVigne said.

Muskegon Heights Police assisted at the scene.

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Old May 29th 09, 12:05 PM posted to alt.mountain-bike,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.backcountry,ca.environment
kyt44
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Default Mountain Biker Robs Bank!

On May 29, 4:55*am, "DI" wrote:
"Mike Vandeman" wrote in message

...

It's quite consonant with their outlaw lifestyle.


Mike


http://www.mlive.com/news/chronicle/...s-16/124350571...


Man robs bank, gets away on mountain bike
Thursday, May 28, 2009
By Heather Lynn Peters

A man dressed in a sport coat and who rode a mountain bike managed to
rob a Norton Shores bank Wednesday and get away with an undetermined
amount of cash, police said.


It was the sport coat that was the problem never trust people wearing them .


I heard Mike wears one when he's cruising the Berkeley campus looking
for Mrs. Vandeman number 3.
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Old May 29th 09, 02:40 PM posted to alt.mountain-bike,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.backcountry,ca.environment,sci.environment
VtSkier[_2_]
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Default Mountain Biker Robs Bank!

Mike Vandeman wrote:
It's quite consonant with their outlaw lifestyle.


Mike, you are such an asshole.


Mike


http://www.mlive.com/news/chronicle/...700.xml&coll=8

Man robs bank, gets away on mountain bike
Thursday, May 28, 2009
By Heather Lynn Peters

A man dressed in a sport coat and who rode a mountain bike managed to
rob a Norton Shores bank Wednesday and get away with an undetermined
amount of cash, police said.

As of late afternoon Wednesday, authorities were still unable to
locate the suspect who walked into the Fifth Third Bank, 710 Seminole,
at 11:48 a.m. He "implied he had a weapon," jumped over a counter and
grabbed wads of cash, said Norton Shores Police Detective Lt. Tim
LaVigne.

"He made some statements. He implied that he had a weapon, but nothing
was seen," LaVigne said.

"He jumped over the counter and started taking cash out of a cash
drawer."

No one was injured during the incident, LaVigne said.

"He fled out the door and rode off on a bike," he said.

Several witnesses saw the man leave on the bicycle.

The suspect may have been covered in red dye at some point after he
fled because a dye pack hidden in the money the man took may have
activated, LaVigne said.

Authorities searched the area for some time trying to locate the
suspect, but he was still at large.

Some money was discovered in the area during the search for the
suspect, LaVigne said.

Muskegon Heights Police assisted at the scene.

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Old May 29th 09, 03:18 PM posted to alt.mountain-bike,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.backcountry,ca.environment,sci.environment
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Default Mountain Biker Robs Bank!

what an idiot (M.V. that is)

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Old May 29th 09, 06:37 PM posted to alt.mountain-bike,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.backcountry,ca.environment,sci.environment
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Default Road Biker Robs Bank!

Mike Vandeman wrote:
It's quite consonant with their outlaw lifestyle.

Mike


http://www.mlive.com/news/chronicle/...700.xml&coll=8

Man robs bank, gets away on mountain bike[...]


There are no banks to rob out on the trails.

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Old May 29th 09, 07:03 PM posted to alt.mountain-bike,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.backcountry,ca.environment,sci.environment
Bill Z.
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Default Road Biker Robs Bank!

Tom Sherman °_° writes:

Mike Vandeman wrote:
It's quite consonant with their outlaw lifestyle.


Vandeman is quite the idiot - riding a mountain bike does not make
one a "mountain biker" any more than driving a car with racing stripes
makes one a race-car driver.

http://www.mlive.com/news/chronicle/...700.xml&coll=8

Man robs bank, gets away on mountain bike[...]


There are no banks to rob out on the trails.


Presumably the guy used a mountain bike so he could ride over curbs
and do other things that might be hard on a road bike but that are
very useful when trying to escape from the police.

If Vandeman objects to bank robbers using mountain bikes, maybe he
would be willing to market very rugged bicycles that are not
mountain bikes for use by criminals in urban environments.

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Old May 30th 09, 03:36 PM posted to alt.mountain-bike,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.backcountry,ca.environment,sci.environment
Sandlin
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Default Road Biker Robs Bank!

On May 30, 2:03 am, (Bill Z.) wrote:
Tom Sherman _ writes:

Mike Vandeman wrote:
It's quite consonant with their outlaw lifestyle.


Vandeman is quite the idiot - riding a mountain bike does not make
one a "mountain biker" any more than driving a car with racing stripes
makes one a race-car driver.

http://www.mlive.com/news/chronicle/...s-16/124350571....


Man robs bank, gets away on mountain bike[...]


There are no banks to rob out on the trails.


Presumably the guy used a mountain bike so he could ride over curbs
and do other things that might be hard on a road bike but that are
very useful when trying to escape from the police.

If Vandeman objects to bank robbers using mountain bikes, maybe he
would be willing to market very rugged bicycles that are not
mountain bikes for use by criminals in urban environments.

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My real name backwards: nemuaZ lliB


Reply:
" Mike Vandeman wrote:
It's quite consonant with their outlaw lifestyle.


Vandeman is quite the idiot - riding a mountain bike does not make
one a "mountain biker" any more than driving a car with racing stripes
makes one a race-car driver. "

If the guy was robbing a bank, I don't doubt that he probably
stole the bike too, making him definitely not a mountain biker, just
a common thief. Any type of bike would do. Except that a racing
bike usually has clip-in pedals which are difficult to use with street
shoes, thus the MTB choice with platform pedals. He was in sports
jacket which implies that he once probably owned a car too and had a
good job. These are signs of our times, not signs that mountain
bikers are outlaws.


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Old May 31st 09, 05:08 PM posted to alt.mountain-bike,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.backcountry,ca.environment,sci.environment
Jym Dyer
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Default Road Biker Robs Bank!

It's quite consonant with their outlaw lifestyle.

=v= I'm glad they don't resort to vowel language.

Man robs bank, gets away on mountain bike[...]

There are no banks to rob out on the trails.

Presumably the guy used a mountain bike so he could ride
over curbs and do other things that might be hard on a
road bike but that are very useful when trying to escape
from the police.


=v= When I rob banks I like to use a rugged folding bike
so I can do a quick-change. While all the police are out
there looking for a bicyclist, I'm walking around with a
Samsonite suitcase and a sack with a "$" printed on it,
looking totally innocent.

=v= Seriously, though, most of this kind of crime is done
by car, and for that reason proximity to highways means more
of this type of crime (though much of that crime tends to be
car-related, e.g. car thefts).
_Jym_

 




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