Thief arrested while attempting to steal bike in front of police department


A man who tried to steal a bike that was literally locked up at the front of a police headquarters in Oregon is now behind bars after police stopped him in the act.

The December 27 incident was caught on the security camera video watching the Gladstone Police Department. Two police officers were inside watching the cameras when a man, later identified as Adam Valle, walked up to the bike with a pair of bolt cutters.

The officers confronted Valle with a Taser, who complied and put down the bolt cutters. Within minutes he was handcuffed, pockets searched, unmasked and taken to jail.

Valle now faces 3 separate charges, police said. Documents appear to show Valle, 26, was arrested in November on similar charges.

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