Sacto 9-1-1
February 7, 2012
Victim chases bike thief, Sacramento police make arrest

Sacramento police arrested a suspected bicycle thief Monday, after he was chased by the bicycle's owner.

Police were alerted at 8:57 a.m. that the white bicycle had been stolen from the vicinity of 17th Street and Markham Way in Land Park.

Having seen the thief taking his bicycle, the victim jumped in his van and followed, honking his horn and yelling for people to stop the culprit.

En route, a rack fell off the bicycle and was dragged behind as the thief fled.

Police caught up with the chase at 21st Street and Castro Way.

The arrested Anthony Higginbotham, 43, of Sacramento on suspicion of petty theft. Higginbotham also was arrested under a warrant for parole violation.

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