Hey, if any of you are missing a lost or stolen bicycle, I think I can help you find it. That is, if you want to fly out to Oxfordshire, England.
A man in Oxfordshire, England is currently being investigated about a pile of over 500 bicycles in his backyard, a stash so big it literally shows up on Google Earth.
A 54-year-old man was arrested earlier this month after people in his Oxfordshire neighborhood started complaining that his bicycle-filled backyard had become a breeding ground for rats. However, when authorities stopped by the man’s home, they expected to find a few bicycles, but nowhere near as many as 500 of them piled on top of each other. The heap of old bikes has apparently been growing at a steady pace for over 5 years, and it has now gotten so big that it can be seen on Google Earth satellite imagery.
One brave neighbor stood up to this clown, but it took countless complaints for the police to finally investigate. The man was arrested and the investigation is ongoing.
“I started reporting his festering collection of bikes four years ago, but it’s been going on for about five years,” 53-year-old Colleen Butler said. “I made the first report because the amount of bikes was just ridiculous. There must have been at least 500 of them. When I spoke to him he said they were going to be sent to Africa for needy kids but, as you can see, they never went to Africa.”
I mean, in his defense, he would need to rent out an ocean liner to send all those bicycles to Africa.