Police sting at Golden bike shop stops crime spree suspect

GOLDEN, Colo. -- It appears Michael John Mancuso picked the wrong bike shop to mess with.

The Golden Police Department said the 28-year-old attempted to fraudulently buy a mountain bike this week, but the employees of Golden Bike Shop were one step ahead.

Employees say when Mancuso came in Monday, he picked out a bicycle, then said his “dad” would pay for it over the phone.

One member of Golden Bike Shop, though, had heard of that method before.

Police were called and they set up a time for Mancuso to come back and pick up the $5,000 bicycle.

When Mancuso arrived the next day, he was arrested, but not before there was a chase that was captured on video.

Mancuso is being held in the Jefferson County Jail.

He had felony warrants in Jefferson, Boulder and Clear Creek counties, and Lakewood.

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