Friday, August 22, 2008


That's the number of stolen bikes that police found in the possession of Toronto used-bike shop owner Igor Kenk.

The Times article also includes this great detail:
"As the police gathered the mounds of bikes, they also found cocaine, crack cocaine, about 15 pounds of marijuana and a stolen bronze sculpture of a centaur and a snake in battle."

The public is pissed at Kenk, especially the wizard whose statue was stolen. “He’s easily the most hated man in Toronto,” said Alex Jansen, a documentary filmmaker (a job title that applies to about 47% of unemployed Torontonians). I don't know- there are condo architects in Toronto that I would pay cash money to punch in the face long before I'd get heated up a bike thief. He sounds like a kook more than a menace.


Theodore said...

Jansen should really question the ethics of his romanticization of this theif and drug dealer.

I hope Jansen gets his bike stolen by a crackhead or a meth addict that is supplied by dealers like Kenk and see how "charismatic" he thinks Kenk is then.

clairev said...

Well, I guess we'll see how the documentary turns out.