Chop Shops aren’t illegal?
San Francisco police may start cracking down on stolen bicycle rings by targeting chop shops spotted around town.
Supervisor Jeff Sheehy introduced legislation Tuesday that prohibits their operation. It also authorizes the police “to seize any bicycles or bicycle parts from persons who operate chop shops.”
“We have seen them all around town where piles of bicycles and bicycle parts are stacked along our public rights of way,” Sheehy said when introducing the legislation. “Many of these bicycles are stolen. Very often these bicycles are stolen from young people. People who rely on bicycles as a means to get to and from work. The loss of a bicycle could mean a choice between being able to pay rent or buy a new bike.”
Source: The San Francisco Examiner