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Alexander Edwards Fugitive Riding Little Pink Bike Leads Sheriff’s Deputies on Chase

Alexander Edwards Arrested
Alexander Edwards Fugitive Riding Little Pink Bike Leads Sheriff's Deputies on Chase

When Alexander Edwards, 36, spotted deputies coming to arrest him, he raced toward them in a pickup truck, forcing one to get out of the way, reported The Santa Rosa Press Democrat.

But it was his choice of transportation after crashing his truck into a ditch Saturday afternoon that will be remembered, reported the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department on Facebook.

Edwards, originally sought on a parole warrant, hopped fences and dashed through houses before riding off on a girl’s little pink bicycle, sheriff’s officials wrote.

“Mr. Edwards rode his trusty steed to a local bar and asked the bartender for a ride because his wife was having a baby, but left when the bar staff questioned his current mode of transportation,” said Sgt. Jason Craver, reported The Sonoma Index-Tribune.

Edwards also took time to remove a basket from the front handlebars as a sheriff’s helicopter searched for him, the publication reported.

Deputies later discovered the abandoned bicycle and began a house-to-house search before encountering a 12-year-old girl at a home with a broken gate, reported the Press Democrat.

Deputies learned that Edwards had broken into the house and stolen the girl’s cellphone before hiding in the home’s attic, police wrote on Facebook.

A police K9 found Edwards hiding in the attic, but he refused to come down so deputies used a Taser on him, reported the Index-Tribune.

Deputies arrested Edwards “on suspicion of six felonies, including robbery, burglary, assault with a deadly weapon on an officer, child cruelty and evading arrest,” reported the Press Democrat.

The sheriff’s office returned the bicycle to its owner and ordered a new basket and lock for her, Sgt. Spencer Crum said, according to the publication.

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