Late Night Driving Stunt Annoys Police
Millions of people thrill to car stunts and action. We see it in films and on television almost constantly. When amateurs without professional safety training try such driving feats, it can be dangerous to both drivers and spectators alike.
ABC 13 in Houston reports that groups of people recently took over a busy Galleria intersection to perform and film daredevil stunts. The group did it all in the early morning hours of Sunday morning and then posted the captured video footage on the social media platform, Instagram. The participants blocked off the intersection of Westheimer and Sage Road at approximately 1:30 a.m. for a period of 15 – 20 minutes in order to put on their show.
While such “car meets” are exciting for both drivers and spectators, officials with the Houston Police Department warn that such activity is highly illegal.
One of the young men who is known by his street name as “El Jefe” agreed to speak with the media, as long as his identity was kept anonymous. He told ABC that even though the activity that they do is considered illegal, it’s all about the thrill of it. He isn’t worried about the police catching them.
“We could be out committing robberies or shooting, but no, we are just a group of people trying to have fun,” he said. “(We) show off and show people around the world how we do things in Houston.”
The late-night driving stunts have now caught the attention of area law enforcement agencies. Officers from the Houston and Angleton Police Departments are on the lookout for similar activities. They have also asked the public to contact authorities anonymously about what happened on Sunday.