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While most scooter drivers typically just slow down traffic, one man took police on a chase with one.

Skylar D. Green, 31, of Archer, was accused of leading officers on a chase while riding down the sidewalk of Southwest 34th Street before ultimately crashing the scooter behind a Circle K Wednesday afternoon, according to an arrest report. 

An officer originally spotted Green behind Earth Fare, at 3045 SW 34th St., when he turned to avoid being stopped, the report said. He drove toward the convenience store, at 3525 SW 34th St., where he was spotted riding on the sidewalk to avoid police. 

He crashed the scooter and then jumped over a retention pond fence, but police dogs were able to catch him, authorities said. 

Green later told police he had bought the scooter from someone for $200 cash, but it did not come with a key, the report said. Green also did not have a driver’s license. 

He was charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle and driving without a license, officials said. He is being held in the Alachua County Jail in lieu of a $4,000 bond. 

 Contact Paige Fry at pfry@alligator.org or follow her Twitter at @paigexfry

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