Don’t lock your bike to small trees

Back story from reddit: Guy from the Kensington area of Brooklyn claims to have videotaped the heist in which a thief chops down this Ginko Biloba tree outside his residence to steal a worthless walm*rt bike shaped object locked with a cable lock. Cable locks are notoriously easy to defeat in seconds with bolt cutters or within a few minutes with cable snips. I’m still surprised that someone would spend the time and effort to chop a tree down with an axe to steal a bike worth practically nothing. Apparently the video is forthcoming.

I’m pretty sure I’d intervene if I saw bike theft taking place, but not if the thief is swinging an axe around.