Man pushes 7-year-old down, steals bike

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE)- Police say an Albuquerque man pushed a 7-year-old and then took off with his bike.

APD said three boys were riding their bikes on Charleston in southeast Albuquerque, near Dallas and Trumbell, Saturday, when Juan Quintana approached them. He asked if he could borrow one of the boy’s bikes to do some tricks.

Abraham Rodriguez, 7, refused to give Quintana his bike but said Quintana didn’t give up. Instead, Quintana allegedly told Abraham he needed the bike to go to the store. Abraham told him “no” for a second time then, started to walk his bike home.

Police said Quintana changed his story a third time asking to borrow the bike so he could find his wife.

Yet, Abraham told KRQE News 13 he didn’t believe him and stood his ground, again telling him “no”. That’s when the boy said Quintana pushed him down and took his bike giving him a cell phone that didn’t work in exchange.

One boy told police he was scared so, he left, while Abraham and another boy went looking for Quintana.

They flagged down a nearby officer. While the officer was off looking for the man, they spotted him on the bike.

“We lost him and then we find him and he give me my bike back,” recalled Abraham.

Police said Quintana ditched the bike in the street before he was arrested.

Abraham scraped his arm when he was knocked over but, he’s okay.

Quintana was arrested for child abuse and robbery. He’s on a no bond hold at MDC for violating the conditions of his release on battery charges.

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