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Chicago woman puts bike thief on blast, demands return

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

A Chicago woman's plight has gone viral after she posted a nasty note to the person who stole her bike.

Olgi Freyre is a 19-year-old part-time student at DePaul who works 40 hours a week to make ends meet.

She arrived for work at Lakeview Art Supply at 10 a.m. Tuesday and locked up her bike across the street. By 2 p.m., it was gone.

Freyre said she paid for the $700 bike out of her own pocket and it is her only mode of transportation to work and class.

"I worked and I saved money," Freyre told FOX 32 in an interview. "I have to pay my rent and I have to eat. I'm struggling to do this and that's the one nice thing that I bought."

After she noticed her bike was missing, she called the police and filed a report.

"After the cops came, I realized the chances of me finding my bike is really slim," she says.

So, Olgi turned to the power of the pen, crafting a hardcore letter to the person who stole her bike. The f-bomb laced rant was to the point and honest.

"To the piece of s--- that stole my bike from this bike rack,

Do you know how hard I worked to buy that bike? Actually, you stole it WHILE I was at work. I'm 19 and paid for that completely out of my own pocket. I work 40 hours a week. I go to school part-time. That bike was my only form of transportation, f------ a------. I don't even have a phone with a camera on it!

So, I don't care who you are or where you're from but you just stole something from a person who dedicates her time to making her life better rather than going around stealing s---. So f--- you. And if I ever figure out who you are all 100% of me is going to kick your stupid a--."

She posted the giant scathing note next to the bike rack on Lincoln Avenue, for all to see. It didn't take long for someone to take a photo and post it online where it went viral.

Olgi says she had no idea her letter was going to get so much attention. In fact, many Chicagoans have been wanting to help her. Offers to buy her a new bike or help her in some way have come pouring in, as well as statements of solidarity and anger toward the bike thief.

Olgi tells FOX 32 that if she were to take a donated bike, she would pay it forward.

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