Man accused of taking expensive bike on test ride, attempting to sell it online
SALT LAKE CITY — A Cottonwood Heights man has been charged with retail theft after police say he took a pricey bicycle for a test ride and didn't bring it back.
Michael Dobecki, 18, faces a second-degree felony charge of retail theft, according to charges filed Wednesday in 3rd District Court.
According to charges, Dobecki asked to take the bike for a test ride from a bicycle store at 3818 W. 13400 South in Riverton on Sept. 1. The bike, valued at $5,900, was not returned, charges state.
The store's owner found a matching bike for sale online for $5,200 and arranged to see it on Sept. 3, along with a store employee.
The men met Dobecki in a parking lot and confronted him about the bike being stolen, charges state. When they discovered that the serial number had been removed, Dobecki fled on foot, according to the charges.
No summons or warrant has been issued in the case.
- Manti man indicted in Oregon occupation;...
- Lee, Stewart urge action on behalf of BYU...
- Millcreek man found dead near Saltair was...
- Utah delegation urges Obama to refrain from...
- 'He was large, he was angry, he was bloody,'...
- State: EPA didn't clue in Utah on San Juan...
- Inversion tightens grip on Wasatch Front
- BYU's first physics grad earns posthumous Grammy
- Manti man indicted in Oregon... 34
- Survivor of Trolley Square massacre... 32
- IRS raids properties with possible... 20
- Lee, Stewart urge action on behalf of... 18
- Should Utah have 'blended sentences'... 14
- Ex-judge asks Obama to commute sentence... 14
- Utah delegation urges Obama to refrain... 14
- Salt Lake County may downsize, close... 11