Igor “The Terrible” Kenk wants to be reunited with all “his” stolen bikes

Igor “The Terrible” Kenk wants to be reunited with all “his” stolen bikes

(Image: Patrick Goossens) 

It was only a matter of time before Igor Kenk resurfaced. The famous cycle-theft kingpin turned up this week at a St. Jamestown youth centre, where 1,800 of the bikes that helped him get convicted were being fixed up so they could be given to children in need. According to the Post, Kenk offered to “help” at the repairs clinic, but simply left his name with a volunteer, who recognized him instantly from the flurry of media coverage. Kenk, who was released after a 16-month prison term last month, also asked  if he could buy back some of the frames. “Of course they’re my bikes. Think of them as my puppies,” Kenk creepily told the Star.

The comment is even more puzzling once one reads the end of the article, in which Kenk uses another canine metaphor to describe himself: “I’m a dog that’s being kicked around… I figured that I have been blackmailed all along…and the last stage of extortion is this charade with these bikes.”

Makes sense. Of course he is protective of bikes, if he himself was once a bike. Or maybe we’re reading too much into it.

Kenk crashes stolen bike giveaway [National Post]
Igor Kenk wants his bikes back [Toronto Star]