Eyes on the Street: Bike Thief Hit With Ice Cube, Nabbed on Bike Lane

Photo: Jessica Kuo

Last night at about 11:30 p.m., Jessica Kuo came across “a man handcuffed with his face planted against the bike lane” at Market and Valencia Streets in the left-turn bike junction. She reported:

A friend who lived in an apartment a block away actually saw the guy steal the bike, and right as he biked away, my friend threw an ice cube at his head and managed to pelt him from the third story of the apartment building while he was on the phone with the cops to report the theft.

That friend was a man who only wanted to be identified as Brendan. Kuo relayed his account: “The owner of the bike actually stepped out of the bar [at Market and Laguna Streets] for a cigarette and saw the thief try to take it, which is why the thief took off, prompting Brendan to throw the ice cube at him.”

SFPD said it couldn’t confirm the reports. When we emailed Brendan to confirm it, and asked if he had anything else to add, he reiterated: “For the record I’d like to note that I nailed him on the forehead with the oversized ice cube, from three stories up.”