Igor “The Terrible” Kenk wants to be reunited with all “his” stolen bikes
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]
7 thoughts on “Igor “The Terrible” Kenk wants to be reunited with all “his” stolen bikes”
He stole them fair and square, you know.
I know for a fact that all of those bikes were not stolen. Igor went to auctions and other places and purchased bikes in a legal fashion. That is why so few people reclaimed their bikes. He also had records to prove this. I’m not saying there were no stolen bikes but I also know the police visited him regularly and there was never a problem from their point of view. Something suddenly changed and you have to ask yourself what. There is more to this story than the press has reported.
With all due respect to Robert Hepburn:
You sir, are a HUGE idiot.
I can only surmise that you are someway affiliated with Igor Kenk. Defending his heinous crime puts you in the same boat as him.
It’s funny how everyone wants to demonize Igor without really knowing anything about him or the real story of what happened.
It seems most of the people commenting on this would feel right at home in Salem in 1692.
Burn him at the stake, I say!!
Ummm, seriously though Robert, he pled guilty to 16 counts of theft (I suspect he was guilty of MANY more) and almost 500 bikes were reclaimed by their owners. Please enlighten me with your evidence that he is just a misunderstood, innocent victim because I’m just not seeing it.
P.S. I DO agree that “heinous crimes” is a bit of an overstatement. It’s bicycle theft, for god’s sake.
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