Thief claims 'it was beyond his control to not steal' bike at SF public library 

A man recently arrested for stealing a bike during a police decoy operation at San Francisco Public Library told cops he couldn’t help himself.

“The suspect said that the bike lock was so cheap and the bike was so expensive that it was beyond his control to not steal it,” Northern police Capt. Ann Mannix said during a Wednesday police meeting on crime trends.

Police conducted the decoy operation at The City’s public library after concerns were raised at a community meeting about an increase in bike thefts.

Cops staked out at the bike bait operation at the library said it took less than an hour for a crook to steal the two-wheeler. The thief was immediately arrested.

“He wasn’t usually a bike thief, he told us,” Mannix said.

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