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A PORT CHARLOTTE MAN WAS ARRESTED MONDAY AFTER SEEING A BICYCLE HE THOUGHT WAS STOLEN FROM HIS WIFE.  CHARLOTTE COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY 43 YEAR OLD KENNETH CROYLE WAS SITTING OUTSIDE A MEDICAL OFFICE ON HARBOR BOULEVARD AT ABOUT 6:30PM MONDAY WHEN A 14 YEAR OLD GIRL RIDE BY ON HER PINK BICYCLE.  CROYLE’S WIFE HAD HER BIKE STOLEN RECENTLY, AND CROYLE THOUGHT IT WAS HERS.  HE REPORTEDLY YELLED OUT TO THE GIRL, ORDERING HER OFF THE BIKE.  HE TOLD DEPUTIES HE REACHED FOR THE REAR TIRE BEFORE THE TEEN PEDALED AWAY.  HOWEVER, A GIRL RIDING WITH THE VICTIM AND TWO MOTORISTS TOLD DEPUTIES CROYLE GRABBED THE GIRL’S LEFT ARM AND TRIED TO PULL HER OFF OF THE BIKE.  THE SCARED GIRL SCREAMED FOR HELP AS SHE RODE AWAY FROM CROYLE, WHO CHASED HER ON FOOT.  THE GIRL STOPPED AT A RETIREMENT HOME NEAR HARBOR BOULEVARD AND AARON STREET AND THEY CALLED DEPUTIES.  CROYLE ADMITTED TO DEPUTIES THERE THAT THE BIKE WAS NOT HIS WIFE’S AND HE WAS MISTAKEN.  THE GIRL HAD A RED MARK ON HER LEFT ARM BUT WAS OK.  CROYLE WAS CHARGED WITH BATTERY AND WAS RELEASED TUESDAY AFTER POSTING A $2500 BOND.