Earlier today, I had to leave my bike in the street to run some errands. Just after I was done attaching it to a barrier, a person came to me and asked me about my kryptonite lock as he was locking his own bike next to mine (it sounds mundane, but it's what got me thinking). When I came back a few minutes later, he had locked his bike to mine in addition to the barrier as you can see here:
I waited for him for a while but he didn't show up and I needed to go back to work so I left. To my knowledge, there are two options:
- he did it on purpose so he could come back later to steal my bike (but in this case why did he engage me at all?)
- he did it by mistake and is eventually coming back for his bike (preferably by the end of the day)
Should I just go 'fuck this guy's bike', rent an angle grinder and cut open the lock?
Additional informations: it's a quiet street, the barrier is in front of an elementary school and the police was no help at all as they told me they don't recommend damaging someone else's property, but that I would probably not get in trouble for doing so in that case.