A bicyclist failed to evade sheriff's deputies during a short pursuit late Monday night.
Spokane Valley Sheriff's Deputy Andre Richmond attempted to stop a bicyclist for a traffic violation just before midnight on Monday April 20th. The bicyclist, later identified as 50-year-old Alvaro Guajardo was riding his bike against traffic on the wrong side of the road, in violation of Washington law.
When Deputy Richmond turned on his patrol car's emergency lights, Guajardo began to pedal faster. Richmond reported that Guajardo continued his attempt to flee as the car's siren was activated.
Eventually, Guajardo attempted to ditch his bike to flee on foot when his leg became entangled with the bike seat. As Richmond approached, he told Guajardo to show his hands and get down on the ground
While failing to follow commands to show his hands, Guajardo reached into his waistband to retrieve an unknown object.