Police: Dirt bike rider fled police officers because he was 'bored'

Sept. 24, 2013 at 2:06 PM

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Police in Florida said an 18-year-old on a dirt bike who led police on a chase that reached 80 mph told officers he fled because he "was bored."

Gainesville police said an officer spotted Daron Brown, 18, speeding and driving recklessly on a red dirt bike at 6:25 p.m. Saturday near the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center in Gainesville, The Gainesville Sun reported Tuesday.

Officer Daniel Abbott gave chase and determined there was no license plate on the bike, police said.

Brown attempted to flee through a park and another officer gave chase. The chase reached speeds of 80-90 mph, police said.

Police said Brown eventually abandoned the bike in a backyard and was found hiding in the house.

Officers asked Brown why he fled.

"I was bored," he allegedly replied.

Brown charged with fleeing police and driving an unregistered vehicle. He was taken to the Alachua County jail in lieu of $12,000 bond.

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