Welcome to the workforce! Thief swipes intern’s bike on her first day on the job, boss says

Seen this guy?: A Ditmas Park gymnastics teacher is asking for help tracking down this guy, who stole a bike belonging to her 13-year-old intern.
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A Ditmas Park gymnastics teacher is calling on community members to help her track down the crook who stole her intern’s bike on Monday.

“If it’s a kid form the neighborhood who thinks he can steal, then maybe if we put in some effort and he gets caught, he’ll think twice about doing it in the future,” said Mina Marsow, who owns Prospect Gymnastics on Church Avenue between E. 10th Street and Stratford Road.

Footage from security cameras outside the gym shows the snake waited for passersby to file past the facility, before he wrenched the bike off a nearby rack at 10:07 am.

The theft occurred on the 13-year-old intern’s first day on the job assisting with the school’s summer program, according to Marsow, who said it devastated her bright-eyed apprentice.

“I feel terrible,” she said.

But Marsow, who suspects the two-wheeler wasn’t properly locked up, said the cameras previously helped her track down vandals who graffitied her academy, giving her hope they may yet again assist in nabbing the bike bandit.

Marsow asked anyone with information on the incident to e-mail her at, call Prospect Gymnastics at (718) 484–0911, or call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577–8477.

Reach reporter Colin Mixson at or by calling (718) 260-4505.
Posted 12:00 am, July 19, 2018
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Slamdonkwa Jenkins from Sheffield, N.J. says:
Dang-azz funky!

This is why I always leave my bicycle in Sheffield, N.J. ! Where it can be safe !!
July 19, 2018, 5:35 am
Vision Zero from Zero Vision says:
Dirtbag! He deserves some street justice.
July 19, 2018, 8:02 am
Honeycita from New Jersey says:
Dang azz funky!!! Toot my Pooter !!!
July 19, 2018, 11:49 am
Ben from Brooklyn says:
its time to get rid of the bikers....
July 19, 2018, 11:54 am
Snidely from The Rockies says:
Can a 13 year old legally work in New York?
July 19, 2018, 12:37 pm
Vision Zero from Zero Vision says:
@Snidely from The Rockies, I don't know but I a 13 year old has a better grasp on the english language than that dope Ben from Brooklyn. She's an intern btw.
July 19, 2018, 12:44 pm
Vision Zero from Zero Vision says:
*but I bet
July 19, 2018, 12:44 pm
Shamdonkwa Johnson from Sheffield, N.J. says:
Dang - azz Pootie Tooter?!!! Toot my Pooter! My brown Pooter!! L O L ! Ha ha ha!!!
July 19, 2018, 5:17 pm
Slamdonkwa Jenkins from Sheffield , N. j. says:
Vision zero - yo skinny WHITE azz too afraid to throw down with Blackie! Oh no - me so hurty!
Then we say - ha ha ha!
Ha ha ha!
July 19, 2018, 6:06 pm
Lessons Learned from Downtown Brooklyn says:
It appeared that the bike was not locked to anything, making it an attractive target to the person who walked away with it. If the perpetrator was caught, he might claim that the absence of a lock led him to conclude that the bike could be used by anyone who walked by it.
July 20, 2018, 8:05 am
Hattie from Brooklyn Heights says:
Ha ha ha - where is he going to park his precious little butt now?! Ha ha ha ! Ooh, I’m so sensitive! I’m an “intern”! My so sensitive backside needs to sit on a doughnut pillow or it will be achey !!! Ha ha ha !
July 22, 2018, 6:12 am

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