Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies arrested a Gulf Cove man for dumping his motorcycle after it caught fire at a gas station Friday.
Neil Jason Bishop, 35, 5236 Wylie Lane, was charged with trash dumping and resisting an officer.
CCSO and Charlotte County Fire were dispatched to the Mobil Gas Station, 13423 S. McCall Road, for a motorcycle reportedly on fire at the gas pumps.
Neil Jason Bishop
Bishop told deputies he was getting gas for the motorcycle when it caught fire and he pushed the burning cycle away from the pumps. Bishop told deputies he just bought the motorcycle from a friend a few days ago and advised he does not want it any longer since it caught fire.
Police told Bishop to remove the burned motorcycle from the property. He reportedly said, "It's not my bike, I just gave it back to my friend."
He then pushed the motorcycle about 200 yards down the sidewalk and then ran into a wooded area. Bishop finally came out and deputies said he could barely walk at that time.
Police reported a search of Bishop turned up an empty pouch of incense and two metal pipes; one still warm to the touch. Bishop said he smoked the incense while in the woods.
Bishop was transported to the Charlotte County Jail and was released after booking. His motorcycle was towed to the CCSO impound lot.