Elsewhere: Autistic girl gets her stolen bicycle back Chron

San Francisco police Tuesday asked for the public’s help in locating a stolen custom bicycle used by a 9-year-old child with special needs, and apparently they got it.

The bike was stolen out of the parking garage of an apartment complex where the girl’s family lived in the 1000 block of North Point Street, near Ghirardelli Square, on May 16, according to police.

Police said that at about 4:30 a.m., the suspect, described as a white man between 25 and 30 years old, entered the gated parking lot and rode the bicycle out. The man was between 5 feet 8 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall, had a shaved head, and was wearing dark clothing at the time.

According to a news release sent out by SFPD this morning, the bike was recovered last evening by officers, who got a call from a local resident who had found the bike. SFPD will return the bike to its owner at (of all things!) a press conference today at 3pm, at the Central Police Station,.

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at eve@sfappeal.com.

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