SLO bicycle thief gets a black eye, trip to jail
June 8, 2016
A Templeton man who got caught stealing a bicycle in San Luis Obispo received a black eye and a trip to jail Tuesday. The victim got his bicycle back.
Jeremy Christensen, 43, allegedly used bolt cutters to cut the lock on a bicycle that was attached to a bike rack on the owner’s vehicle. An alert citizen saw Christensen walking away with two bicycles and notified the victim, according to the San Luis Obispo Police Department.
The victim then confronted Christensen and, with the help of a witness, physically restrained the thief to prevent him from fleeing before officers arrived. The police department received a call about the incident at about 3 p.m.
Officers responded to El Capitan Way and Broad Street, where a “physical altercation” had occurred, according to a police department news release. When the officers arrived, they searched Christensen and found a hypodermic needle.
Police arrested Christensen and charged him with grand theft, possession of burglary tools and possession of paraphernalia. Officers booked Christensen into the San Luis Obispo County Jail, where he remains with his bail set at $20,000.