SOUTHLAKE, Texas - A Southlake police officer attempting a traffic stop found himself confronted by reckless motorcycle riders. Police say at least two of the bikers put the officer in danger.
The incident happened on July 13 on Highway 114 just after 4:30 p.m.
A group of motorcyclists were doing tricks and wheelies along the highway, and a Southlake motorcycle officer saw a Tahoe in the middle of them impeding traffic.
As Officer D’Amico went to pull the Tahoe over, one of the bikers pulled in front of the officer and brake checked him. A second biker swerved into the officer's lane, forcing him to kick out to the side.
Thankfully, the officer avoided the biker, and managed to get around it. The officer then caught up to the Tahoe and pulled the driver over.
Sarah Biegel was stopped at a red light on Carroll Avenue about to get onto the highway when she saw dozens of motorcycles speeding by.
“Really loud. Really scary. They were doing multiple tricks. Very unsafe driving,” she recalled. “They were going fast, and then stopping and braking. It just wasn’t something I was going to mess with.”
Biegel remembers sitting at the light for several minutes watching the continuous stream of motorcycles.
“Normally I would have gotten on 114 because that’s the errand I was going to run, but I didn’t,” she said. “I stayed on the feeder road because I just didn’t. I had my son with me, and I just didn’t want to interject into that.”
Police are now asking anyone with information on the two bikers in the hopes of stopping them from doing this again.
Police have released video of the incident in hopes the public can help them identify the biker so they can charge him.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact crime analyst Diana Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 817-748-8240.