A man bought a £1300 (approximately Rs 1,20,000) bicycle for £80 (approximately Rs 7,000) after realising the two-wheeler was stolen. Ste Burke, a resident of Liverpool, England was coming back from the gym when three men approached him and asked him if he would like to buy a bicycle for a hundred pounds.
In an interview with the website, Ste said, “That was my first red flag, then I saw the bike lock on the back of the wheel and he wanted to sell a £1350 bike for £100.”
Ste went on to reveal that he offered the man £80 and he sold it for that amount, Metro UK reported.
The report revealed that the 26-year-old then got the bicycle and put up a tweet, asking if someone recognises it. “I put it on Twitter because I knew it wouldn’t have been stolen far away as it was locked,'' he was quoted as saying.
Ste wrote, “Has anyone had their bike stolen? Just bought this for £80 and it’s got a bike lock on it. Apparently it’s from the Crosby area. Bought it so I can get it back to the right owner. I know it’s a £1350 bike and I'd be heartbroken if it was me. Give us a shout.”
Has anyone had their bike stolen? Just bought this for £80 and it’s got a bike lock on it. Apparently it’s from the Crosby area. Bought it so I can get it to back to the right owner. I know it’s a £1350 bike and id be heartbroken if it was me. Give us a shout pic.twitter.com/uwb3iFwpx7— Ste Burke (@SteBurke44) January 20, 2020
Soon after, a woman recognized the cycle and connected Ste with the real owner, who was extremely relieved to get the two-wheeler back. The man’s house was apparently burgled a few days earlier.
Ste, who got more than 11,000 retweets was also offered a free bicycle from Halfords, a retail company, which he declined.
Hi @SteBurke44, as you’re such a good Samaritan we’d love to offer you a bike of your own. Do let us know if you’d like to take us up on the offer.— Halfords (@Halfords_uk) January 21, 2020
The Halfords team
A number of Twitter users hailed the move. This is what they wrote:
Good guy, hope you’re rewarded for this eventually— Nicksy (@_Nicksy) January 20, 2020
Going to heaven you lad— Dale Woods (@DaleJuniorWoods) January 20, 2020
Ah mate that’s quality well done lets hope you get that back to them— SF (@Neve19o8) January 20, 2020
What a lovely thing to do well done— Moira... Sinn Féin (@whoismoira) January 20, 2020
Thanks for restoring my faith in human nature. Well done you.— Nick Wilton (@NickWiltonNS) January 20, 2020