WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WPRI) – Police say a North Smithfield man stole and rode a girl’s bicycle after his vehicle was towed early Monday morning.
According to Woonsocket police, 35-year-old Jeffrey Beaudreault had his vehicle towed due to multiple infractions. Later that morning, police say Beaudreault was spotted riding a small pink bicycle near Hamlet Avenue.
Patrol Officer Nicholas D’Alessio said Beaudreault repeatedly swerved into the lane of traffic while riding the bike. According to D’Alessio, Beaudreault claimed he was borrowing the girl’s bicycle from a friend.
D’Alessio said a second officer spoke with a resident of a Hamlet Avenue apartment who positively identified the bicycle as his granddaughter’s. The resident said he wished to file a formal complaint and Beaudreault was taken into custody, police said.
According to D’Alessio, Beaudreault repeatedly said “come on man, I was just trying to get home.”