Hi, my name is Jack. I recently saved up and worked all summer to buy an electric bike. This bike on OfferUp came up, i saw it was a screaming deal and jumped on it.I was able to bring him down to $1,400, cash of my hard earned money. That $1,400 is really all the money i had. Beforehand i had a bad gut feeling but finally got a response from the guy. I got the bike but it didn't have a key or charger. So i spent another $150 on a charger. I got home, took it out for a spin, and wow. It was so much fun, i brought it back in so i could save the battery life until i get a charger. Later the next day i see a post in Seattle Stolen Bikes and turn out i just bought a stolen bike. I got in contact with the people working to find it and realized i just admitted to buying stolen property. But the catch is, i didn't know until i got in contact with him that it was officially stolen. I soon was harrased by the people who worked to find it, posting photos of me, a minor online! I am 15 years old! They then accused my parents of trying to cover it up with bringing me into the equation!Calling my entire family somehow and finding my own address! This is just stalking and harassing! They even threatened to spike my drink and put drugs in it on a facebook post. And wow, it's just sad. I soon decided that the right thing to do and my intention the whole time to turn the bike into the police. So inevitably i brought it into redmond PD and handed it over and talked to the detective that was working with them. He completely understood our situation but said there is really no way i can get my money back. So all this time i spent saving up $1,400 is now flushed down the toilet you could say. I'm pissed at the person who stole my money and the bike. He has gone radio silent and we know little about it so catching him would be very hard. I was told to start a fundraiser, so here i am. Thank you so much, and i hope you're staying safe out there.
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