Bike Thief Cuts Down Tree To Steal Chained-Up Bicycle (VIDEO)

06/09/2011 03:48 pm ET | Updated Aug 09, 2011

I'm not sure we can condone this type of perseverance, but there's definitely something for criminals in training to admire here.

This video from last night shows a bike thief literally chopping down a ginko tree just to steal a bike chained up by a department store. He makes pretty quick work of things too, taking down the whole tree and making off with the bike in under 12 minutes.

This neighborhood is so rough, even the trees aren't safe.

It's hilarious sped-up too. All it's missing is Yakety Yak in the background.

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