Last week, a couple in El Cerrito, California put a bike out at the curb with a sign on it that read "free." Pretty generous of them, right? After putting the bike at the curb, the couple then went for a walk. When they came home, they discovered that the bike was gone, but there was another bike and some duffel bags sitting in the spot where the free bike was. And when they went in their backyard, there was a random man sitting on their futon. Huh?
When questioned, the stranger came up with the excuse that he was waiting to talk to the couple to make sure that the bike was indeed free. Right. The couple then went in their home and realized that a laptop and some other electronics were missing. When they went to confront the backyard stranger, he was gone. Luckily, though, after a little search, they found their electronics in the yard.
As the saying goes, no good deed goes unpunished!