A bike was stolen in McCarren Park a few Sundays ago after the thief simply asked to ride it. From Brooklyn Paper:
The victim told police that he was riding his bicycle in the park at 3 pm when the ne’er-do-well asked if he could test it out. At first the victim refused, but when the guy asked again, he let him get on it. Then the guy rode off.
Can I test out your bike? No. Can I test out your bike? Yes. Goodbye.