A man was arrested in Central Park -- after he allegedly dared an officer to bust him for trying to illegally rent bikes to tourists,
Sadi Traore, 20, of Harlem was in the park near Columbus Circle at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 25 when a parks enforcement officer heard him soliciting passing tourists for bike rentals, sources said.
The officer approached him, and Traore promised not to solicit anymore, but he refused to leave the park when the officer ordered him to do so, the sources said.
Traore then put his arms behind his back and dared the officer to arrest him.
The officer obliged, but Traore allegedly struggled with him.
Traore was charged with criminal solicitation, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.