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Atlanta thieves nab 2 bicycles from Jimmy Carter

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Not even a former president is immune from thieves.

Two bicycles belonging to President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, were snatched from inside the Carter Center near downtown Atlanta earlier this month.

The couple likes to ride bicycles in nearby Freedom Park when they have free time. Peter Wicker, the owner of a local bike shop, donated the bicycles to the Carters in 2007 after seeing the poor condition of their old bikes, which had been brought in for repairs.

Atlanta police say they have made no arrests.

A spokeswoman for the Carters told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the couple is currently in China.


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Comments (19)

WELL!!!!!!!!!!!! WHO WOU... (Below threshold)
william pulkownik:

WLL!!!!!!!!!!!! WH WLD THNK T, TH PNT FRMR GT STNG, S F H GVS HT. THS MN SHLD ST N CHN ND BLD HSS FR THS FRNDS F HS. N TG D FR MR. CHP, SPPS TH DMMS WH FL SRR FR THS CLWN WLL NTT N VLNCH F FR BKS NW. BTWN HM ND THT THR PRST "FT PRVRTD WLL" WH W HV T SLP HS LF STL FR TLL H CRKS ND THT BM XMPL F WF, THS CN HPPN NL N MRC. ND TH BT GS N. WT TLL THS NXT PHN TKS PWR, MRC, BCK P GNST TH NRST WLL ND SQZ TGHT, R GNG T GT WHT VTD FR, ND T NT GNG T B PRTT.
You don't need to CAP.

billy punkvnick that is abo... (Below threshold)
mick:

billy punkvnick that is about the lamest words i have ever heard an idoit put together.

"billy punkvnick that is ab... (Below threshold)
Zen:

"billy punkvnick that is about the lamest words i have ever heard an idoit put together."

While I do agree that his comment was indeed "lame," I'm horrified to see that someone who doesn't even have the slightest grasp of the English language would even try and insult another person's intelligence.

He's history's greatest ... (Below threshold)
Darrell:

He's history's greatest monster!!

sorry zen i guess you able ... (Below threshold)
mick:

sorry zen i guess you able to get the point. idiot lol me bad!

You can't steal from a pres... (Below threshold)
Travis:

You can't steal from a president! Especially bicycles.


DEATH PENALTY!!

That's a nice looking frame... (Below threshold)
Travis:

That's a nice looking frame, too.

- Steel
- Nice lugs
- Nice paint
- Are those Honjo fenders?

He has his light setup as super hi-beam though.

He is in China. He can ste... (Below threshold)
Matt:

He is in China. He can steel a couple there, and bring them home. The Chinese won't even miss them.

The thieves are not at faul... (Below threshold)
aleksey:

The thieves are not at fault here, the true root of the problem is the Israeli occupation of Holy Land. It drives people to commit acts of violence and of course theft. There you go : a sound justification, now let's group hug.

As a biking commuter myself... (Below threshold)
Herman:

As a biking commuter myself, all I can say is that truly a tragedy has befallen our beloved Nobel-Laureate President and his charming wife. I suspect that Rosalynn's bike was taken first, as it likely had nothing but Shimano Dura Ace parts along with Zipp wheels and Speedplay Frog pedals. Jimmy's bike, if it is the one pictured above, was likely just taken as an afterthought.

What's the hub bub about?<b... (Below threshold)
david wamsley:

What's the hub bub about?
Why this is nothing more than a practical application of a little bit of socialism. Just think of the appropreation as a unfunded mandate or as a donation to someone who needed a bike more than the Carters.
After all that is what he has been preaching since he was voted out of Washington by a LANDSLIDE.
President Carter past actions,comments and asscociations with the low life dictators of the world have proven that the American people made the right decision.

Maybe he can get his old bi... (Below threshold)
Pam:

Maybe he can get his old bikes back from the bike shop. Since they are old, hopefully noone will want them. That is terrible to steal bikes from anyone who enjoys riding regardless if it is a president or not.

maybe he should help the bi... (Below threshold)
sld:

maybe he should help the bikeless... steal bikes.

perhaps... they were not st... (Below threshold)
sld:

perhaps... they were not stolen... but kidnapped... and will be released when the next republican takes office...???

That's nothing. Carter was... (Below threshold)
bubbleman:

That's nothing. Carter was scammed out of a whole country once - Panama. But since Bush2, he is no longer our worst prez ever.

Will he convert to Republic... (Below threshold)
Imhotep:

Will he convert to Republican? Afterall, "A Republican is just a Democrat that has been mugged once."

Love Jimmy Carter. He was v... (Below threshold)
Bob C:

Love Jimmy Carter. He was voted off in a Landslide because he was too GOOD for America alone. The world needed him and we got him. Thank You America.
He is Americas most popular present abroad. By Far. Jimmy is one of the reasons people fell in love with America. His Carter center is world-renowned and he has won a nobel peace prize. ( I dont think any other president has won one before. )And the guy is tireless, he still works for him. He is going to die the happiest man ever. Jimmy Carter STATESMAN OF THE WORLD

THANK YOU, BOB C. YOU GOT T... (Below threshold)
sig arnesen:

THANK YOU, BOB C. YOU GOT THAT RIGHT! UNFORTUNATELY MANY FAIL TO SEE A TRUE HUMAN BEING AT WORK...i SALUTE JIMMY CARTER, AND YOU, TOO, BOB C.

Thank U Bob C. and Sig Arne... (Below threshold)
Sam:

Thank U Bob C. and Sig Arnesen, I'm a nigerian, but I know of the good works of Jimmy Carter.


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