DELTONA, Florida — It’s a honor no one should want.
A Florida sheriff has declared a man caught on camera stealing a child’s bicycle the “Scumbag of the Week,” and is seeking the public’s help to catch the thief.
“Let’s make our community better by arresting guys who steal kids’ bikes,” said Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood.
The department released a still image taken from surveillance camera footage of a white man with tattoos on both arms taking off with the bicycle from a home in Deltona.
“If you recognize this person, or notice a similar grown man riding around on a child’s bicycle, please call us in Deltona at 386-860-7030,” the department said.
Chitwood — who has made frequent use of the word scumbag in referring to particular brand of crook — began naming a scumbag of the week in late May, declaring that the term is an acronym for “suspected criminal unconcerned with morals or goodness.”