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Tribune photo illustration (Nancy Stone / Chicago Tribune)

A Chicago man caught bicycling on the sidewalk in Old Town was arrested and charged with resisting a police officer Sunday evening, county prosecutors said. 

David Stuckey, 62, of the 400 block of West Goethe Street, was allegedly riding a bicycle in the 400 block of West Division Street when a police officer approached him to issue a citation, according to the police report.

Stuckey then put something in his mouth, the report said, which he later allegedly admitted was a $5 bag of heroin, and became "combative and aggressive," the report said. 

Stuckey resisted the police officer, who attempted to handcuff him, and the officer fell to the ground and injured his pinkie finger, the report said.

Stuckey was brought to the Cook County Criminal Courthouse on Tuesday afternoon and released on a $50,000 I-bond with electronic home monitoring required.

"You cannot ride your bike on the sidewalk," Judge Peggy Chiampas, who presided over central bond court, said to Stuckey after his bond hearing.

 

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