Fugitive Sex Offender Takes 39-Day Bike Ride

He fled from NH to Fla. and didn't register in either state
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 13, 2015 1:25 AM CDT
This March 13, 2013, photo provided by the New Hampshire State Police shows Edgar Gordon.   (New Hampshire State Police via AP)

(Newser) – Edgar Gordon is a sex offender and a burglar, police say, but apparently car theft isn't his thing. The 49-year-old was arrested in Florida last week for failing to register as a sex offender in New Hampshire, and police say he took a 39-day bike ride to get from state to state, NBC News reports. Cops say the fugitive, who's also wanted on charges of reckless conduct, slept in the woods on his way south, WMTW reports. Gordon—who was convicted of sexually assaulting a victim under 18 in 1994—is a Tier III sex offender, which is the highest level, and NBC reports that he'll be extradited back to New Hampshire after charges of failing to register as a sex offender in Florida have been dealt with.

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