If you've ever had your bike stolen, you'll like this video. It's a perfect encapsulation of that feeling of loss — and all the revenge fantasies brewing inside after it happens. The video, which dropped this week just in time for biking season, is for the new song by the young rapper Froggy Fresh, whom you might know best as Krispy Kreme (his real name is Tyler Cassidy and he's from Michigan). He rose to internet fame a few years ago when the video for his song "The Baddest" went viral, amassing more than 4 million views.
This new video is a funny, poignant look at the despair of having your bike stolen — and what one kid does to try to get his back (a plan that involves a considerable amount of product placement for a particular brand of spinach). While his take is entertaining, bike theft in most major cities is no laughing matter. In 2011 (the most recent year for which statistics are available), more than 3,000 bikes were reported stolen in Toronto — that's an average of 8.6 each day. In Vancouver, about 2,000 bikes are stolen every year. And in Montreal, the problem is so bad most people don't even report it — only 1,846 bikes were reported stolen in 2012, while a Radio-Canada investigation claimed the actual number of stolen bikes is more like 20,000 every year.