This bizarre incident took place last Sunday, when dozens of dirt bikes and ATVs took to the streets in Lakewood and Cleveland, Ohio, zooming past other traffic and even on lawns.
Because the riders refused to stop when officers attempted to pull them over, the authorities had to block cross traffic at certain Lakewood intersections in order to protect other motorists from getting into collisions.
“They are putting everybody in jeopardy,” stated Lakewood Police Chief, Tim Malley. “For nobody to get hit or involved in an accident, it is really kind of remarkable.”
So far, five people have been arrested, despite one witness seeing and filming at least 40 dirt bikes and ATVs in Cleveland’s Warehouse District, near the Flats East Bank. A sixth was apprehended later when he dropped his bike.
This isn’t the first time something like that has happened in the Greater Cleveland Metropolitan area; last year, a business owner reported seeing at least 200 riders swerving around cars and putting oncoming traffic at risk.
“Kind of like anarchy out there with these kids. It’s gotta be stopped,” said the business owner.