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Retired Coeur d'Alene officer chases down stolen bike

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Keith Boe and his bike Keith Boe and his bike
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -

Keith Boe says his Walmart Schwinn wasn't worth much, but he's still mad someone took off with it. He says he left it on a bike rack while he was watching the Fourth of July Parade, and when he came back it was gone.

"It's just a bike, but there's that feeling of being violated," Boe said.

So, he posted on Facebook asking if anyone saw it to let him know.

"John from Bike CDA called me and said he saw a bike that matched my description," Boe said.

Fortunately for him, John Kelly was a retired Coeur d'Alene Police Officer. When he saw the stolen bike, he followed the would-be thief, and called police. While he waited, he took a picture of the man with the bike, just in case he took off once the cops came.

"Which he did," Kelly remembered.

Although the man with the stolen bike took off, he left behind Boe's bicycle. Boe says it's a happy ending, even if the man on his stolen bike got away.

"I still enjoy a good chase every once in a while," Kelly said.

Police aren't sure who took the bike, but if you have any information on who may have taken it, give them a call at (208) 769-2320.

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