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Sunday May 3rd, 2015 11:54AM

Athens man hurt after crashing stolen bicycle

By The Associated Press
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) A man is hospitalized with severe injuries after police say he stole a bicycle in Athens, then crashed it moments later as he tried to make a getaway. <br /> <br /> Athens-Clarke County police say the man took the bicycle from the pickup truck of a man who had brought it in for repairs at a shop on Baxter Street Monday. An employee told police that he yelled at the man that the bike didn't belong to him, and the suspect replied, "I know." <br /> <br /> The employee told police the suspect tried to ride off with the bike but struck a curb, causing him to do a "face plant" into the road. <br /> <br /> A police officer said the man was "gravely" injured. The Athens Banner-Herald reports that he was taken to Athens Regional Medical Center. <br />
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