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Allen Park teen reunited with stolen bike after stranger buys it online

Posted at 6:34 AM, Jan 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-16 06:44:59-05

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (WXYZ) — A 14-year-old boy from Allen Park has been reunited with his stolen bike thanks to the kindness of a stranger.

Miles Brooks mowed lawns all summer to earn enough money to buy the bike. He was devastated when the bike was stolen from the back of his dad's truck.

Then, it turned up for sale online. Dan Kernan bought the bike intending to re-sell it. When he learned it was stolen, he worked with police to return the bike to the teen.

The Allen Park Police Department is still trying to find the bike thief. It is also warning people to be careful of online sales and to make transactions at police stations.