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SPEEDING MOTORCYCLIST LEAVES CLUE BEHIND

CLEARWATER

A missing shoe gave a wanted speeding motorcyclist away to police, an arrest affidavit says.

A Pinellas Sheriff's corporal tried to stop a motorcyclist speeding near Court Street in Clearwater on Sept. 24.

The driver eventually struck a curb, but regained control of the motorcycle and left a shoe behind as he sped away, an affidavit shows.

About 20 minutes later, deputies found Travis Alan Wing, 21, at a bar without shoes on. He declined to talk to deputies when he was arrested.

He was jailed on charges of fleeing and eluding, and driving with a suspended license.

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LARGO

Police: Man damaged 2 Cadillacs in lot

A 34-year-old man is accused of damaging two Cadillacs because he couldn't tell which one belonged to his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend, police said.

Jerry Wright of Pinellas Park visited his former girlfriend's apartment complex to damage her new boyfriend's Cadillac. He smashed the windshield and flattened the tires of the car, police said. But when Wright couldn't determine if he had damaged the right Cadillac, he also damaged another one nearby, which belonged to a neighbor, arrest affidavits show.

"The defendant was unable to tell which was his target," an officer wrote.

Wright was arrested on charges of criminal mischief.

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PINELLAS PARK

Man walks out of Walmart in stolen shoes

A man walked out of Walmart wearing a new pair of shoes, but didn't pay for them, police said.

Corey Dylan Holder, 30, entered the store at 8001 U.S. 19 on Sept. 22 and headed toward the shoe section.

He slipped on a new pair of shoes and left his old ones inside a box, according to an arrest affidavit.

He paid for a pair of socks at checkout, but not his new shoes.

Holder, of Pinellas Park, was jailed on a retail theft charge.

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