While out walking our dog Melba along my work commute route, I came across this bike; nobody around. Just lying half in the ditch.
Its a kids bike, not particularly expensive. On a closer look I noticed the front brake lever was snapped, as was the rear derailleur.
That damage might occur in a severe crash, but there was no other evidence of this. Another explanation could be it was stolen and vandalised. You would hope the owner wouldn't be so ungrateful.