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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Cops Chase Down Cyclist Who Didn't Steal Bike

Posted By on Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 4:21 PM


Pee Wee isn't the only one who has a good bike story
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Police punished a cyclist on Wednesday even after learning the bike he was riding was not stolen and he was no thief.

At about 8:45 p.m on Monday, police spotted a man riding his bike along Cole Street in the Upper Haight. San Francisco police told SF Weekly the bike looked exactly like a bike that had been reported stolen earlier that day.

The cop -- who was in plainclothes -- shouted at the man to stop. The

cyclist made a u-turn and pedaled along Haight Street --  away from the officer. The suspicious cop chased after the man, continually identifying himself as the


The cop demanded that he get off the bike, but the man rode on, probably thinking it was best to ignore a shouting man in the Haight.

The officer chased the cyclist all the way to Frederick and Arguello streets where he cornered the man and physically pulled him off of the bike.

The cyclist fought with the officer until he was handcuffed, according to police. The officer did a quick investigation and learned that the bike wasn't stolen.

The cop cited the Tenderloin bicyclist anyway -- for interfering with an investigation.

It kinda reminds us of the scene in Monty Python when the constable says: "I clearly saw the defendant ... doing whatever he's accused of."

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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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