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PBOT director gets her stolen bike back

PBOT director gets her stolen bike back
'Beatrice.' Photo courtesy of @leahtreat on Twitter.

PORTLAND, Ore. - Police recovered a transportation official's stolen bicycle when the suspect rode right up to officers Thursday on a Portland sidewalk.
   
Police say officers recognized the bike as one stolen last Friday from outside the Portland Building. The bike belongs to the city's new Portland Bureau of Transportation Director, Leah Treat.
   
Treat is no stranger to having her bike stolen - this was actually the third time Beatrice has gone missing and been returned to her.

"The bike has been stolen twice before, so I had to laugh" Treat said. "There's a little irony. It was stolen in D.C. and it was recovered. It was stolen in Chicago and it was recovered. And there were different circumstances and I thought 'great, now it's been stolen in Portland too.' "
   
The 39-year-old man who was riding the bike, Jason Lee Elmore, was booked on a theft charge and Treat tweeted her gratitude to our local cops: