A man who stole an unlocked bicycle from outside a North Little Rock bed and breakfast told officers it wouldn't have happened if the "rich folks" who owned it hadn't left it outside, according to a police report.
Carl L. Lincoln, 50, was arrested Sunday morning on charges of theft by receiving and obstructing governmental operations.
The innkeeper at the Baker House Bed and Breakfast at 500 Main St. called police about 6:30 a.m. after hearing banging noises outside.
Officers responded and found Lincoln a block away riding a bicycle in the alley. They soon verified the bicycle belonged to a guest at the inn and that it had been left unlocked outside, the report said.
Police say Lincoln then made the "spontaneous statement" that "those rich folks should not have left their bike outside and I wouldn't have took it."
According to the report, Lincoln then refused to provide his name while instructing the officers to "take me to jail."
The bicycle was returned to its owner.
Lincoln, who was no longer in the Pulaski County jail by Monday morning, is due in court Tuesday.