Man Tries to Disguise Stolen Citi Bike by Painting It Purple

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A couple get their Citi Bike bicycles from a station near Union Square as the bike sharing system is launched May 27, 2013 in New York. About 330 stations in Manhattan and Brooklyn will have thousands of bicycles for rent.
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One clever genius in the Flatiron stole a Citi Bike and tried to pretend it was just another regular old bike by painting it purple and hoping no one would notice, according to DNAinfo. Of course, paint color aside, the bike still looked like one of those clunky Citi Bikes and still had a visible serial number, so police were able to quickly discern it was stolen property. Better luck next time!