Having your bike stolen is a drag. Theft victims — including yours truly — know this all too well. So, when the Sun Gazette reported that Michael Cullen, a 42-year-old serial bicycle thief in Arlington, was sentenced to 12 years in prison for stealing eight bikes — which were counted as eight grand larceny charges — I should’ve been elated. I should’ve found myself high-fiving strangers on the street. I should’ve screamed out, “Yes! Justice has come down like a thundering hammer!” After all, Cullen wasn’t a man who just wanted to add to his personal bike collection — he was also convicted for his intent to sell the bikes he stole, according to the Sun Gazette.
So, why then, did I think, “Is 12 years too much justice?”