Victim’s threat to Edinburgh bike thief goes viral

The sign which tops the list. Pic: contributed.
The sign which tops the list. Pic: contributed.
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A THREATENING message pinned to railings telling an Edinburgh bike thief “I will spend the rest of my life tracking you down” has gone viral online.

The sign comes top of a list of “The 23 Most Wonderfully Scottish Things That Have Ever Happened” compiled by website BuzzFeed, and intended to show Scotland’s wry humour.

The page has been “liked” almost 30,000 times on Facebook and has been Tweeted more than 600 times since being posted on Thursday.

It highlights some old stories as well as funny new pictures which claim to show funny sides of Scottish life, including the country’s relationship with alcohol.

Crime writer Ian Rankin noted the list contains “some oldies but goldies”.

The picture of the sign tells a bike thief “You are going to die - I am going to kill you.

“I will spend the rest of my life tracking you down.”

At number two is a picture of Cabaret Sauvignon wine in plastic bottles on a shop shelf with anti-theft caps on top, described as “This sensible approach to wine.”

Number five is a news story about the Aberdeen man who became an online sensation last year after getting his head stuck in a bin.

Other entries include a supermarket ready meals section which is filled with wine bottles and a sign “from an Aberdeen pub” which tells patrons not to eat the urinal cakes.