Person admits to stealing bikes, charges not pressed

Local ministry Ridden Word is still working to recover after more than 60 bicycles meant for donation were stolen.

However, Zac Foerster, Ridden Word’s director, said they have no plans to press charges.

Foerster’s message last week to whomever was responsible for stealing the bikes was simple.

“We love you and there are no hard feelings. If there’s anything that you need help with, we’d love to help you if there’s a need we can meet,” Foerster said.

Foerster recently found out who did it, yet his message is the same.

“I don’t think anyone is perfect. God led me to a passage in John Chapter 8 which talked about the woman who was caught in adultery,” Foerster said, “He told the religious leaders that whoever is without sin should cast the first stone. So I just was not at a place to press charges.”

Foerster and volunteers arrived at the ministry on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 to find all the bikes they had been preparing for donation were gone.

Since then, the community has reached out as many folks donated their time, money or bikes to get the wheels of Ridden Word’s latest mission moving again.

Foerster said the person responsible recently came forward as well. He says he gave him a hug and told him it was ok.

While Foerster said he forgives the person responsible he does say he’s taken efforts to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

Foerster said he was recently given a safer place to store the bikes.

He says what really means the most is the community’s support.

“God laid on my heart that things would be fine and that he would have it taken care of and it’s been a really neat thing,” said Foerster.

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