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$9,000 custom bike stolen from San Diego para-athlete

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Posted at 11:23 PM, Sep 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-21 09:21:28-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — A woman says her $9,000 custom road bike was stolen from her driveway last weekend while she was getting ready to go for a ride.

Josie Fouts is a cyclist who recently competed with Team USA at the Para Pan-American Games in Lima, Peru.

Due to the amputation of her left hand at birth, her bike requires custom elements including a modified handle and special braking mechanism.

The frame is black and blue Fuji Supreme.

Fouts said she had left the bike on her driveway on Saturday, Sept. 14 while she was getting ready to go on a ride. She had gone inside to put on her shoes but when she came back the bike was gone.

“I heard the back wheel click.” Fouts remembered thinking, “I thought it was my friends coming to see me.”

It wasn’t.

Anyone with information about the bike is urged to call the Adams Avenue Bike Shop at 619-295-8500.