Man stole snake, frog from pet store, fled on bike, police say

A Georgia man is facing charges after he stole a snake and ran from police on a bike, police said.

But it wasn't just any bike. 

It was an orange one with the words "General Lee" on the front, WRCB reported.

Yes, a man in Georgia ran from police on a bike called the "General Lee."

But the strangeness doesn't stop there. 

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Police said that when they found John Bedwell and the ball python behind a sub shop, he also had a cup filled with beer -- a red Solo cup filled with beer, WRCB reported.

Bedwell has been charged with theft and for having an open container.

He told police he didn't know anything about the snake or frog theft. 

He's been released on bond, WRCB reported.

Police said an albino frog is still missing, and people in the area are being asked to keep an eye out for it. | Chattanooga News, Weather & Sports

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