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Saturday, April 13, 2024

Dirt biker flees from Ocala police with child in lap

Local authorities are asking for the public’s help to identify a man who placed a child in danger while fleeing from a traffic stop in Ocala.

According to the Ocala Police Department, the man was riding a dirt bike in the area of NW Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and State Road 40 when he fled from OPD officers who were attempting to conduct a traffic stop.

Ocala Police Department man flees traffic stop wtih child on dirt bike
Ocala police state that this man fled from a traffic stop on a dirt bike while a child sat in his lap.

Upon reviewing surveillance cameras in the area, OPD stated that officers learned a startling detail: a small child was also on the dirt bike.

No further details were provided by Ocala police.

If you recognize this man, the Ocala Police Department asks that you call 352-369-7000. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can contact the Crime Stoppers of Marion County by calling 352-368-STOP(7867) or clicking here to submit an online tip.