The protagonist of the story is a 26 year old resident in via Carlo del Prete in Florence. It all started last Thursday when the young man noticed the bicycle ride to the bins placed on the street. The vehicle, despite being in good condition, seemed abandoned. Once he approached the 26-year-old’s attention was attracted by a sticker attached to the frame, black and gray with the yellow writing of the “Italian Bike Registry” and on which was written “ATTENTION! Registered Bicycle”…. and the license plate number (an 8-character alphanumeric code). The sticker also invited you to contact law enforcement.
The young man had heard of the bike registration, an opportunity that over the years the Safe City Office with the help of the Cyclists section of the Municipal Police has made available to citizens who own bicycles. So he took the bicycle home and on Friday afternoon he got in touch with the operations center telling the custodian at his home about the bike he found. The operator of the operations center then caused the procedure that reports the alphanumeric references and the contents of the sticker on the bike. Once he verified that the bicycle had been stolen, he contacted the owner who lives in Viale Redi.
On Saturday morning the vehicle was recovered by cyclists from the Municipal Police who returned it to the legitimate owner who thanked both the young man and the agents.