(Oak Bay Police / Twitter)

A 26-year-old cyclist has a lot of explaining to do after providing Oak Police with a false name and then attempting to flee.

According to Oak Bay police, officers pulled over a man riding a black BMX bicycle was around midnight Sunday after he was spotted not wearing a helmet and had no lights on his bike.

Police said the cyclist had two large sports bags on the handlebars and was also dressed in a dark hoodie pulled over his head with his mouth and nose covered by a bandana.

The man provided police a false name and then attempted to flee on his bike.

During a search of the invididual, officers found a 26” sword down his pants, break and enter tools and a debit card that did not belong to him.

He was arrested for two outstanding warrants and breaching seven of his conditions on his probation order.

Police also believe the BMX bike he was riding was stolen.

The 26-year-old faces recommended charges of:

  • possession of a controlled substance (suspected to be methamphetamine),
  • possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • carrying a concealed weapon
  • obstruction
  • possession of break and enter tools and possession of property obtained by crime

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