We would hope in a civil society that if someone was stealing our bike in broad daylight, someone would come and call the thief out. And that’s exactly what New York art-activist Casey Neistat wanted to test in his latest social experiment.
He locked up his own bike, and later ‘stole’ it as a suspicious thief would, complete with a saw or crowbar. Sadly, for New York City, the people failed Casey.
Only after he donned on his most suspicious clothing and brought out a power tool in the super crowded Union Square did the police show up… after nine minutes. The video is featured on NYTimes, LaughingSquid, and StuffIStole.