Reckless ATVs caught on camera - Houston weather, traffic, news | FOX 26 | MyFoxHouston

Reckless ATVs caught on camera

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

It was Sunday afternoon on an East Side street packed with people and cars from the stores, apartments and hospitals nearby. And then suddenly it turned into a speedway for illegal vehicles, all of them going the wrong way.

In the exclusive surveillance video, you see a white four-wheel ATV, called a quad, speeding the wrong way down East 67th Street, with another quad right behind him. Police are chasing them with lights flashing. The bikers are so brazen a motorcycle from their group is tailing the NYPD patrol car.

Motorcycle Task Force VP Jesse Erlbaum rides his bike to the business he owns every day. He told me these thrill riders are giving legal, licensed riders like him a bad name.

Our camera caught the motorcycle from and angle that shows him weaving through oncoming traffic, narrowly missing other vehicles. Moments earlier, the block was full of cars.

Erlbaum said it was pure luck no one was hurt.

"Unfortunately it's mostly quads, which means the danger is most likely to a pedestrian," he said.

The NYPD said the decision whether to pursue any vehicle is made on a case-by-case basis. There is no set policy. In this incident, police said that the quads posed immediate danger. The officers went after them, but no one was arrested and no vehicles were seized. They got away.

Erlbaum says to stop this, the police need to crack down on social media, as well as the streets. He said these illegal bikers usually get away with breaking the law because they outnumber police, and can out run them. He said it is time for the NYPD to beef up the ranks of motorcycle police, like other cities, so police can catch them.


  • Manhattan NewsManhattan NewsMore>>

  • Andy Golub's NYC Bodypainting Day

    Andy Golub's NYC Bodypainting Day

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:43 PM EDT2014-07-31 02:43:52 GMT
    The saying art is autobiographical takes on a whole new meaning when your canvas is a fully nude human body, as it is for artist Andy Golub. Andy along with 30 other artists and 45 Technicolor models paraded around several Manhattan hotspots over the weekend for NYC Body Painting day. Believe or not, this is completely legal in New York City.
    The saying art is autobiographical takes on a whole new meaning when your canvas is a fully nude human body, as it is for artist Andy Golub. Andy along with 30 other artists and 45 Technicolor models paraded around several Manhattan hotspots over the weekend for NYC Body Painting day. Believe or not, this is completely legal in New York City.
  • Protestors rally against NYPD's 'broken windows' policing

    Protestors rally against NYPD's 'broken windows' policing

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:07 PM EDT2014-07-31 02:07:39 GMT
    Emotions about police brutality were still raw at a protest in Harlem Wednesday night. Eric Garner died after police put him in an apparent choke hold. Cops stopped garner for the minor offense of selling loose cigarettes in Staten Island. Officers had been enforcing the so-called broken windows policy.
    Emotions about police brutality were still raw at a protest in Harlem Wednesday night. Eric Garner died after police put him in an apparent choke hold. Cops stopped garner for the minor offense of selling loose cigarettes in Staten Island. Officers had been enforcing the so-called broken windows policy.
  • WTC shipwreck mystery solved

    WTC shipwreck mystery solved

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-07-30 22:08:14 GMT
    Archeologists say they've solved a mystery that started with the rebuilding at ground zero. During the excavation at the World Trade Center Site, workers uncovered part of an old ship. No one knew where it came from. Now after years of study, researchers believe the sloop dates back to 1773, built from wood harvested from Pennsylvania, the same kind used to build Independence Hall.
    Archeologists say they've solved a mystery that started with the rebuilding at ground zero. During the excavation at the World Trade Center Site, workers uncovered part of an old ship. No one knew where it came from. Now after years of study, researchers believe the sloop dates back to 1773, built from wood harvested from Pennsylvania, the same kind used to build Independence Hall.
Powered by WorldNow

KRIV FOX 26
4261 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77027

Phone: (713) 479-2801
Fax: (713) 479-2859

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices