Francisco Antonio García López (1943 - 1995), also known as Toño Bicicleta (or Bicycle Tony, in English), was a Puerto Rican criminal famous for escaping from jail several times. García managed to become part of Puerto Rican lore and the object of constant references in popular culture. His escapes have become some sort of local legend in Puerto Rico.
In 1974, García was again captured by a civilian in a farm in the town of Bayamón, Puerto Rico He was incarcerated in the prison of Sabana Hoyos in Arecibo, Puerto Rico until 1981 when he escaped again.
His numerous escapes helped him become part of the local lore. Allegedly, during his escapes he would continue committing rape and kidnappings. However, some people claim that due to his notoriety he was used as some sort of scapegoat both by authorities and civilians to several crimes in the island.
In 1983, García escaped for the seventh and last time. That time, he was able to stay on the loose for 12 years before being caught. In 1987, he killed his uncle and stepfather. That same year, García killed Luis Rodríguez and kidnapped his girlfriend, Diana Pérez Lebrón. The woman stayed with the criminal for eight years and was with him at the moment of his last showdown with authorities.
García's burial was attended by close to 3,000 people curious to see the most notorious criminal of the island in the 20th Century.
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