CLEVELAND, OH (WCMH) – Residents near Cleveland are fed up, raising concerns about a mob of more than 100 dirt bikes and ATVs came barreling down their streets.
Police departments across Cuyahoga County were flooded with calls about reckless ATV riders over the weekend.
“They don’t pay attention to the law,” Lakewood resident, Rebecca, told WKYC. “They want to break the law and that’s not right because you’re going to hurt people.”
Lt. Robert Gale of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said they first got involved after Cleveland Police called for backup at I-90 and East 55th Street. By 8:20pm, they were in Lakewood.
The mob eventually made its way through Rocky River and Bay Village. The group then turned back to Cleveland.
Dash camera video shows the group riding up and down city streets, rolling through neighborhoods like a dangerous storm, with no regard for others. Many in the group rode without license plates or helmets. Some even went through the front lawns of homes.
Police say it led to a few close calls and several arrests.
Investigators still aren’t sure how the group mobilized of how those in the crowd knew each other.