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More details are emerging about the Toronto bike shop owner alleged to be at the centre of a bicycle stealing and drug dealing empire.
Igor Kenk is a Slovenian ex-police officer. He’s married to concert pianist Jeanie Chung. A search of his garages and homes revealed almost 3,000 bikes, as well as quantities of marijuana, crack cocaine and cocaine powder.
Kenk’s store - The Bike Clinic - is now closed and boarded up. The Canadian Press reports that a local resident believed Kenk was “bizarre” because the resident “once took his bike to Kenk’s shop to fix a flat tire. Kenk reportedly pumped so much air into the tire that it burst, then charged him $10 for a replacement.”
Bizarre? Good business practice, I’d say.
Natalie Ethier, who works at Clafouti bakery, a few stores east of the shop, said:
“He was just very unapproachable and almost condescending to people who would ask questions.”
Come on, that’s just normal for a bike shop.