Police: Man tries to steal lawnmower using a bicycle

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Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 9:27 am | Updated: 3:42 pm, Wed Jun 26, 2013.

SARASOTA, FL. - Police say they arrested a man who was seen stealing a lawnmower from a home and towing it away on his bicycle.

According to the Sarasota Police Department, on Sunday, 53-year-old Michael Barwick of Sarasota was seen by a resident as he walked into a neighbor's carport in the Indian Beach/Sapphire Shores neighborhood and came out pushing a lawnmower.

The witness then said that Barwick tied the mower to his bicycle with a string and left the area.  The witness then called police, who located Barwick and had him return the mower to the home.

He has been charged with Felony Burglary.

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