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Man Shot After Refusing To Give Up Bicycle

Posted August 12, 2005

— Wake County deputies are searching for the gunman who allegedly shot a man after he refused to hand over his bicycle.

John Phillip Snipes told investigators he was riding his bike on Highway 42 when a man with a gun demanded that he give the bike to him.

When Snipes refused, authorities said the man shot him in the backside.

Snipes managed to drive to a nearby convenience store and call police. Investigators say he will be OK.

A description of the suspect has not been released.

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