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This is why the Lurker Drives a car

Cyclist says man in electric wheelchair chased her around Fort Pierce parking lot for three days
April 15th, 2011 by

This is not a photo of the guy
By Will Greenlee

Harry Lee Gray (Photo: St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office)

Harry Lee Gray (Photo: St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office)
ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. - Police arrested a 67-year-old man after a woman said he “charged” her in his electric wheelchair, crashing into her bicycle after chasing her around a parking lot for three days.

The victim earlier this week told Fort Pierce police she was on her bicycle when Harry Lee Gray “charged her in his electric wheelchair” at an address in the 600 block of Avenue B, according to a recently released arrest affidavit.

She said Gray purposely crashed into her leg and bicycle, knocking her off. Further, she said he picked up the bike, which her late father gave her, and “slammed” it down, causing the front tire to come off.

“(The victim) stated that Gray has chased her for the last three days around the parking lot, but she never called the police,” an affidavit states.

Gray, who police said appeared “very intoxicated,” denied doing anything. He then offered the woman money to repair the bike.

The affidavit didn’t state what made investigators suspect Gray was intoxicated or what may have sparked the alleged electric wheelchair assault.

Witnesses said they saw Gray knock the victim from the bicycle before picking it up and slamming it down.

“It should be noted that Gray is not wheelchair bound, and he can walk for a short distance,” the affidavit states.

Gray, of the 600 block of Avenue B in Fort Pierce, was arrested on misdemeanor battery and criminal mischief charges.

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