It’s no surprise that Bernal Heights has a completely different class of theft problems. Stroller theft, to be exact. It’s said that a nice stroller can fetch up to $100 on the black market.
Nice try at security here pops, but anyone carrying a hex wrench could detach that handle in minutes, leaving you with a long walk home carrying a sobbing baby. Here are some time-tested tips:
- Cover the stroller with stickers. A thief is less likely to want to deal with removing a bunch of stickers to make the item sellable.
- Get a beater stroller. Sorry, but having nice things comes at a cost. Spare yourself the heartbreak of losing something extremely valuable. I hear www.strollersdirect.com has some decent rides that wont break the bank.
- Leave an ugly decoy baby in the stroller while it is unattended. Nobody wants an ugly baby.
[Snapped in Bernal Heights, Sunday]