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'Catch me if you can' cyclist caught: Biker taunted TX police on Facebook

A motorcyclist speeds past roadside flowers (file photo)
A motorcyclist speeds past roadside flowers (file photo)
Photo by David McNew/Getty Images

The speeding biker known as the "Catch Me If You Can" cyclist has been caught in Texas. Police in San Antonio nabbed Alberto Rodriguez Monday days after he posted a helmet cam video on Facebook of him driving recklessly in traffic at a high rate of speed. Now, the speed demon faces several felony charges including possession of a stolen motorcycle, according to a Feb. 18 CNN report.

The Facebook video, titled "Catch Me If You Can" went viral, and if the brazen biker thought the taunting wouldn't get the police's attention, he was terribly wrong. However, how they caught the cyclist was purely luck of the draw. But it gets better -- or worse: The suspect posted the video on the police's page. Imagine that?

Police were actually investigating reports of a stolen motorcycle in a neighborhood when Rodriguez, 27, tried to make a dash out the back door of the home. Cops quickly nabbed him and after a short investigation, they connected him to the recent post on social media. Voila, they had their man; the "Catch Me If You Can" cyclist was arrested. And it turns out that the bike was confirmed stolen.

Accordingly, the speed bandit was charged for having the stolen bike in his possession. What's more, he faces another misdemeanor warrant on assault allegations.

Police actually did Rodriguez and the public a favor by cooling off his speeding antics for a while.

Really all it would have taken was a split second for him to impact the lives of several people, possibly killing someone just by his very actions," said San Antonio Police Sgt. Javier Salazar.

The "Catch Me If You Can" motorcyclist has been caught, and hopefully there are no other copycats wishing to get their five minutes of fame.


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