A group of violent Philadelphia ATV drivers were caught on video attacking police by throwing bricks and bottles at the officers before fleeing the scene, police said. The group unleashed its assault on police just one day after a Republican city councilman accused the administration of Mayor Jim Kenney, a Democrat, of instructing officers “not to enforce the law.” The Philadelphia Police Department shared video on Tuesday that showed “a large group of people riding dirt bikes and ATVs” around a gas station near Delaware Avenue and Spring Garden Street, police said.
The mayhem unfolded at a Lukoil gas station that police responded to after one of the dirt bike riders crashed into a gas pump and left it there after he fled on foot, cops said. When cops attempted to recover the dirt bike, riders began to surround officers and throw bricks, bottles and other objects toward them, Philadelphia police said.
Footage shows about 10 dirt bike riders at the gas station and two marked police vehicles during at least part of the incident.
The 2011 Honda model that was abandoned was reported stolen out of New Jersey, Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect who tossed the brick.
EDITORS COMMENTS – This is the sad act of kids who happen to ride a dirt bike, this is not bikers in the true form. Biker’s live by a code of loyalty, honor and respect. These are the type of acts that profile all motorcycle riders into 1 group.
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