Here's another one:
A man was lying dead, surrounded by 53 bicycles. Why was he murdered?
If you haven't heard this one before, feel free to make a guess by leaving a comment. You may also ask me "yes" or "no" questions in the comment section.
NOTE: The correct answer has been guessed. See the comments section for the answer. But I'll keep my clues up anyway, just for fun. Here they are:
Obviously these were not ordinary bicycles. And (you probably already knew this) the number is significant.
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