I came across this question about how to deal with a bike thief who was caught in the act. To sum up, the OP caught a girl in the act of stealing his bike, stopped her, and got his bike back. His question is whether or not he should press charges.
My question is whether or not this is really on topic. It seems to me that the fact that what she was stealing was a bike is irrelevant. If she were attempting to steal a purse, briefcase, or whatever, it wouldn't change the nature of the question.
Given that view, I was surprised to see that the question had received half a dozen upvotes and quite a few answers with even more upvotes.
So what does everyone else think? On or off topic?