Police: Teens steal bike; Owner shoots at them

Published On: Jan 17 2014 02:49:00 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 17 2014 07:17:15 PM EST

A man was inside a convenience store close to where this happened when three teenagers stole his bike. The man followed the teens and after an altercation. Officers say one of the teens took a baseball bat out of his pants and hit the man in the head. That's when the man took out a pistol and fired at the teen with the bat.


Police are investigating after a man whose bike was stolen by three teenagers shot at them, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Police said the man was in a convenience store near Lane Avenue South and Normandy Boulevard about 12:30 p.m. when someone inside told him three teens stole his bike.

The man followed the teens down the street to get his bike back when a fight ensued between them, police said.

One teen kept riding the bike as the owner pursued, and one of the other teens took a baseball bat out of his pants and hit the bike owner in the head, police said.

The bike owner pulled out a pistol and shot at the teens, police said.

Investigators said they found two of the teens and were looking for the third.

The bike owner was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said no one was hit by the gunfire.

They said the man did not know the teens.


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