So many of you have seen the new shared bike systems that have sprawled all over our city and many other cities across the country. Sentiments seem to be very mixed from "hey good idea" to "clean this mess up". I had a particular experience with these recently. We noticed these had recently shown up all over town but the suddenly one day they were at the park across from our house. Then a day or so later people had left them in our front yard. Then about a week later I was working in in my office one evening, and I heard a voice, which at first I couldn't place, it might have been coming from another room, but then I heard it again, and it was coming from just outside my window. It said "Please activate me to ride me or I will call the police" then a brief moment later " Please activate me or I will call the police". I had no idea what to make of this but when I went to the window all I saw was a Limebike parked between my and our neighbors house
What had happened was there were two burglars running through the neighborhood and the police were hot on their trail with cars and a helicopter and spotlights and such. It seems one of them was trying to get away on this Limebike, but even it threatened to call the police so he dropped it just outside my window! I called 911 and told them what had happened. A few minutes later I am standing outside and a plain clothes unmarked car stops and rolls down his window and tells me he is police and asks if I have seem the two people in question. I said no but I did call about this bike he attempted to take. I told him it threatened to call the police if he didn't leave it or activate it. He just kinda looks at me. I said it talked. He said it talked? I said yes, twice, it talked, they talk. He looked at me and just said well if you see these two guys call 911.
So that was the impetus for this new short, enjoy. "The day before the night of the Limebikes"
Written and directed by Lyn and Judy Caudle
- Her ...Kacie Bangle
- Him ...Lyn Caudle
- Bikes ....as themselves