SALT LAKE CITY — A Salt Lake man didn't get very far when he allegedly tried to make a getaway from police on a bicycle he found in a backyard after a botched burglary.
A Unified police officer zapped Derrick Derbidge, 21, with a Taser then arrested him after he refused to obey commands to stop, charges filed Wednesday in the 3rd District Court state.
According to court documents, Derbidge entered a Holladay home through the front door, causing a woman in the home to scream at him. Derbidge allegedly ran through the house and into the backyard where he got on the woman's son's bicycle to get away.
Charges state Derbidge wore an ankle monitor as part of the sheriff's home electronic detention program, and he was violating the terms of the program by leaving his house. He was charged with burglary, a second-degree felony, escape, a third-degree felony, theft, a third-degree felony, and interference with arresting officer, a class B misdemeanor.
According to court records, Derbidge has previous convictions of theft and burglary with intent to commit theft for incidents in 2010 and 2011.