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Tampa bicycle theft foiled when one suspect is hit by car while escaping

TAMPA — An 18-year-old is in serious condition at Tampa General Hospital and another is in jail after police say the pair were trying to steal a bicycle until one got hit by a car trying to get away.

According to Tampa Police, Demarcus Williams left his bike in the front yard of 2304 Curtis St. and when he returned he saw two men running away with it. Williams chased the pair to the intersection of N 24th Street and Osborne Avenue.

There, a 2005 Chevy driven by Zorey Peterson collided with one of the men with the bicycle, causing head injuries, according to police Lt. Jack Diaz. The injured man, identified as Markese White of Tampa was taken to Tampa General, where he is reported in serious condition.

His companion, identified as Christopher Langston, also of Tampa, was charged with petit theft and booked into the Hillsborough County jail, Diaz said. Peterson was not injured or cited in the crash.

Tampa bicycle theft foiled when one suspect is hit by car while escaping 11/20/09 [Last modified: Friday, November 20, 2009 10:55pm]
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