Syracuse man wrecks his bike while taunting cops
By Douglass Dowty / The Post-Standard
November 11, 2009, 11:25AM
A Syracuse bicyclist accused of taunting police ended up in handcuffs Tuesday after wrecking his BMX bike on Midland Avenue, city police said.
The man, riding northbound in the southbound lane, started yelling at Officer Scott Henderson about 4:30 p.m., the reports stated.
Two school buses and several cars had to stop after the bicyclist cut in front of them while taunting the officer, reports stated. Someone shouted, “You better watch out for that bus, man!”, reports stated.
When the officer ordered him to stop, the man started riding down a sidewalk, narrowly missing pedestrians, according to records.
“The subject, traveling at a high rate of speed and laughing at me, suddenly wrecked his bicycle just as he approached W. Kennedy Street,” Henderson wrote in the report.
The man quickly got to his feet to get back on the bike, but Henderson ordered him to stop, records stated.
Kawon Felton, 28, of 115 Hunter St., was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct, a violation, and unregistered bicycle.
After Felton was placed in the patrol car, another man who said he was Felton's father approached the bike and rode off, reports stated.
Officers were not able to find the man who took the bike.
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