Tuesday, May 19, 2009

No Bicycle Light Costly For Criminal In Largo

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.

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