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An accused serial motorcycle thief is in custody after he took bikes for test rides and never returned them, Pearland police said.

According to Pearland police, multiple people who were  attempting to sell their dirt bikes on Craigslist and ebay filed reports that a man took their bikes for test drives and never returned with the bikes.

Police said 23-year-old Chaisson N. Porche acted as if he were interested in buying the bikes.

Porche asked to test drive a bike and offered a fake set of car keys to reassure the seller that he would return, but he failed to do so, police said.

Police said Porche was involved in three confirmed thefts.

Porche is facing charges of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

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