Thursday, 24 May 2007

The Bike Bandit

Mike Strobel, fresh off a Dunlop Award win and an honorable mention, scores again with today's column about Michael Flaxman, the retired Bicycle Bandit.

You have to read it to believe it, but the robber of three dozen banks in the summer of 1995 is a reformed heroin addict about to open a Toronto pub with the assistance of - a bank loan.

His escape vehicle during his unarmed bank heist spree - usually a stolen bike.

Much like Joe Warmington's column Tuesday, the Michael Flaxman story definitely has the makings of a TV movie of the week.

One question Mike Strobel didn't ask Michael Flaxman was how sympathetic would he be if a drug addict attempted to rob his pub?

1 comment:

  1. He can get a bank loan, but I couldn't a few years ago? This stupid country.