Cyclist steals her own bike back from thieves who were selling it in the ultimate revenge

Jenni Morton-Humphreys, 30, ignored police advice and stole her bike back 24 hours after it was taken by pretending to be interested in buying it and taking it on a test ride. 

She arranged to meet a man selling her bike on a street corner the morning after it was taken, in the centre of Bristol when she went for brunch. 

When she realised her bike had vanished, Ms Morton-Humphreys took a picture of her bike and put it on the Bristol Cycling Facebook page when she realised it had been stolen.

One member of the group found her bike being advertised on the social media site and they set up a meeting with the seller. 

The victim told police about the meeting to get her bike back, but the officers refused to come with her and told her not to get herself in a situation where she could be harmed. 

She pretended to take the bike on a test ride before cycling away on it.

She said: “I made sure I had nothing on me, no possessions at all apart from the stuff in my hands – and they were a cigarette packet and a set of keys. I handed them to this guy as I got on the bike and said ‘here, hold my stuff’.

“That meant he let go of the bike for the first time. I wobbled off a bit on the bike and then when I was a couple of yards away I just went for it.”

She added: “I didn’t look back to see if they were chasing me. My main thought was that I was worried because I didn’t really know where I was, where I was going, or the area at all, and I was worried that I might have to go back that way or end up going round in a circle.

“But it was fine because quite soon, I hit a big roundabout and was able to find a different way back to the city centre, so I wasn’t scared at that point.”

Ms Morton-Humphreys claimed that the police had contacted one of those involved but he had claimed to have bought it in a pub. 

Avon and Somerset police said: “We rely on the assistance of the public in preventing and detecting crime and are always grateful for any information provided to us. 

“We’d advise against people taking matters into their own hands due the risks involved and the fact it provides criminals with an opportunity to destroy evidence before we can investigate them. 

“In this case we’ve carried out a full investigation into the theft of the bike and have kept in regular contact with the victim throughout. 

“We have exhausted all current possible lines of enquiry pending new information.” 

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