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Motorcycle accident leaves two injured

By Times staff writers

© St. Petersburg Times, published September 29, 2000

ARIPEKA -- Two New Port Richey residents were injured Thursday when they were thrown from a motorcycle near Aripeka.

Patrick H. Walsh, 50, of 6638 Oelsner St. and Lisa Debequmont, 34, of 7343 Congress St. were riding south on Osowaw Boulevard near Sunset Vista Drive about 2:30 a.m. when Walsh lost control of the bike on a curve, ran off the road and hit a patch of pine trees, a Florida Highway Patrol report said.

Both were thrown from the motorcycle and were flown to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg with head injuries. They were in fair condition Thursday evening, hospital officials said.

Police say man tried to entice girl into car

BROOKSVILLE -- Brooksville police want to warn residents about a man who they say tried to lure a 10-year-old girl into his car Thursday.

Officials say the girl was riding home from Brooksville Elementary School on her bike about 3:30 p.m. when the man pulled up next to her in a small teal green car, possibly a Neon or a Toyota, at Dogwood and Oakwood drives. The man asked the girl if she wanted a ride because it was begining to rain, and she said no. The man became frustrated and asked her again to get in the car, but she refused. The man then drove off.

The man was described as being in his early 50s, bald on top of his head with white, thick hair around the sides. The girl said the man was neatly dressed and wore a black suit and square-frame glasses. He had a birthmark or scar on his right cheek.

Police are asking people to be cautious. Anyone with information about the man should call the police station at 754-6800.

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