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Please return my stolen dirt bike

Published 8:49am Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Hello, my name is Culley Larson, and I am 10 years old and live in Albert Lea. This past Saturday someone stole my BMX bike out of my parents’ garage. I love this town, and I am sad that people steal other kids’ bikes. This is something I do not understand.

I am writing this letter to ask for your help. If you have kids, look to see if you have a bike at your house that does not belong to you. Parents, please ask your kids if any of their friends have a new bike lately? If you do not have kids, be on a lookout for anyone who has gotten a new bike the past couple of days. If you see the bike, call the police. If you have the bike, please bring it back.

I am willing to use some of my own money that I have saved as a reward to get my bike back. I know other kids get their bikes stolen. I have read it myself in the newspaper. I am hoping my letter will not only help me, but maybe help other kids also get their bikes back. I hope 10 other kids also get their bikes back. If they do we can have a celebration and call it “get your bike back day.” It would be the best day ever!

A kid getting their bike stolen is like a grown up getting their car stolen. My bike is a Haro Pro Race bike with a black frame and white seat and white handle bars. My parents take me to Mankato every Wednesday to race on a dirt trail. This bike is very specific to the sport and has special tires. This is my summer sport, and I cannot race the track on my legs. I need my bike.

I have said a little prayer for my bike. I hope God is listening. I also asked God to help someone to make the right decision. I love my God, I love my family, I love my bike.

Culley Larson

Albert Lea

  1. Rosalind Swenson

    I hope you are able to get your bike back ASAP Culley. I really hope whoever took it reads your letter and realizes what they did was wrong and that it has hurt you, and feels bad enough to bring it back to you.

    To whoever stole Culley’s bike, please do the right thing and let him have it back. Him and his parents worked hard for that bike and it is obviously very important to him. If you are scared now that you might get caught when returning it, perhaps you could leave it in a certain location and send the police an anonymous phone call telling them where it is at and who it belongs to. Let this boy have his bike back.

    Good luck Culley, I hope you will be riding again soon.