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Only 11 percent of Chicagoland residents ride transit to work.

River Forest Police go the distance for bike theft

Remember this scene from “The Big Lewbowski”? The Dude is sitting in his recovered and now trashed car while the police officer laughs at him when asked if they had any leads:

 The River Forest Police Department certainly didn’t let a lack of perceived property value get in the way of bringing bike thief Jose Bautista to justice.

Authorities were able to track down Bautista, a convicted DUI offender, with DNA analysis of the blood left on some broken glass at the crime scene. It took ten months to get the results back due to higher-priority violent crime cases. Still, it’s good to see that even bike thieves are not considered below the reach of such useful technology.

Anyone who’s ever had a bike stolen hardly considers it petty theft.

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