[Another from the weird and wacky local news -- sounds like Seinfeld meets OJ.]
Bike theft leads cop on slow-speed chase
A man accused of stealing a bicycle led a police officer on a slow-speed chase Monday, as the man tried to peddle away from a patrolling officer, according to police. An Athens-Clarke Solid Waste Department worker flagged down an Athens-Clarke police officer at about 1:30 p.m. Monday to point out a person who just had stolen a bike from Trio Lane, police said. The officer caught up with the bicyclist on Ruth Street, and though the officer turned on his cruiser's blue lights and siren, the man continued to peddle, police said. The officer used a loudspeaker to order the man to stop, but he kept going to the end of the road, where he ditched the bike and ran, police said. An officer caught up with bicyclist - identified as Milton G. of 185 Spring Court, No. 18 - and charged him with theft of the 24-inch Huffy Gravity bike, fleeing or attempting to elude and obstruction.
[Editor's notes: The key phrase here, is "attempting to elude." Really?! Can't you just imagine this scene with the guy on a bike, and a police car following with blue lights blazing? It is one crazy world we live in! ~cn]
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