If Your Girl Teases You for Not Owning a Bike, Stealing 9 Is Not the Way to Go
13 March 2020 - autoevolution
You should always strive to shut your detractors up by proving them wrong, but honey, this is not the way to do it.
A 20-year-old man from New Delhi, India, was arrested on March 6 after a three-week crime spree that saw him steal motorcycles and scooters with a pal, and storing them just so he could shut his girlfriend up. Yes, you read that right but no, he didn't do it because she wouldn't stop nagging him about expanding his illicit collection.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Dwarka) Anto Alphonse told the media, as cited by India Today, that the man was upset because his girlfriend wouldn't stop teasing him about not owning a bike. Perhaps adding insult to injury, she did it on what is supposed to be the most romantic day of the year, Valentine's Day.
Lalit (that's the young man in question) became furious and frustrated, so he got his good friend Saheed to help him out with his plan: to steal as many two-wheelers as possible. They would then collect them, and eventually show them to the girlfriend in what Lalit probably imagined would be a major "aha!" moment for her.
No word if he ever got that moment, because the police caught him. On March 6, the cops received several calls about a couple of suspects possibly stealing a motorcycle in the Dwarka area. They laid a trap and, when they saw an expensive-looking bike with no license plate, proceeded to arrest the two. They found the bike had been reported stolen on February 21.
Lalit apparently admitted to the crime right then and there, and even told the cops that he had eight other stashed at a secret hide-out. In total, police recovered four motorcycles and five scooters, and closed eight pending auto theft cases. His friend was also arrested in connection with the thefts.
When police asked Lalit why he, a plant worker who'd never gotten in trouble before, would start stealing one-wheelers all of a sudden, he told them the whole story. Including how his girlfriend's open mockery determined him to do it.