Note to all you crooks out there who ride a bicycle:
If you're going to commit a crime and use a bicycle, at least have a light if you're biking at night. This St. Pete Times story spells out why.
Bicycle citation leads to bigger bust
A man police say was riding his bicycle without a light early Tuesday might have had a reason for not wanting to be seen.
Mario Key, 19, of Dunedin was stopped for not having a light at 12:17 a.m. Tuesday on 2nd Avenue NE in Largo. According to Largo police, Key attempted to flee by foot, at which time he threw a bag onto the ground and removed his sweatshirt, police said.
The bag contained another bag, which held marijuana, plastic baggies and a digital scale. The shirt contained a loaded gun, police said. The gun’s serial number had been scratched out.
Key, who was released on $15,300 bail, was charged with two felonies — carrying a concealed weapon during a felony and possessing marijuana with intent to sell or manufacture — and two misdemeanors.
And by the way, police also cited him for the bicycle violation.