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Mason City man pleads not guilty to bike theft sting

Joseph Luna

Police say he tried to steal a bicycle left out as bait.

Posted: Nov. 14, 2017 5:51 PM

MASON CITY, Iowa – A man caught in a bicycle theft sting is pleading not guilty.

27-year-old Joseph Angel Luna of Mason City was charged with 4th degree theft after Mason City police say he tried to take a bike that investigators had left unattended in public. Officers put down the bicycle in the area of 4th Street NW and Van Buren Avenue on the morning of October 17 and say it was about two hours before Luna came along and tried to steal it.

4th degree theft is a serious misdemeanor. No trial date has been set.

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