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Fleeing on a Moped

Posted at: 07/04/2013 1:49 PM



MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) - A Moorhead man who tried to flee from police found out the hard way that a moped doesn't make a great escape vehicle.

Moorhead police say the 32-year-old was driving on the wrong side of the road near Concordia University on Thursday about 1:20 a.m. An officer tried to stop him, and he allegedly tried to evade the officer by driving through Concordia's campus and across several yards.

At one point he came to a fenced yard. He swerved to avoid it, turning in the direction of another police officer. The officer simply yanked him off the moped. He's jailed on tentative charges that include a felony 

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