Spotted in EC: Polite bike theft victim

Mike Paulus, photos by Eric Rasmussen |

A big thanks to V1 senior writer Eric Rasmussen for snapping this photo of a hand-written sign he found outside of a shop in Downtown Eau Claire. It reads ...

To the person who stole my bike from this spot,

I hope you know that I would really like my bike back.  It's a nice bike and I saved up for it for a long time.  I need to get around town, and it makes my life much better vs. walking everywhere.  If you need it to survive and to live go ahead and keep it.  Otherwise please bring it back because I really need it.

the bike owner

Wow, after the Random Sign Guy, perhaps polite messages via cardboard is becoming a thing.