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Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Bikers have long history of terrorizing motorists
Disturbing video footage posted by biker packs on YouTube shows them pulling dangerous stunts everywhere from city highways to Times Square.
The packs usually involve hundreds of riders and include bikers standing on top of their motorcycle seats while popping wheelies speeding down the highway, menacing other drivers and halting traffic. They’re on regular motorcycles, souped-up ATVs and dirt bikes.
In one video, dozens of cyclists surround a car at an intersection and appear to be threatening its driver, with one of the riders going up to the vehicle’s passenger-side front window and punching it. The group then speeds off.
Several other postings feature footage from a 2011 Halloween ride through Times Square, with bikers in costumes tearing through the streets. At least some of the video was posted by Hollywood Stuntz, the group that organized the Sept. 29 ride in the city that wound up with a Manhattan driver being beaten to a pulp and four bikers busted so far.