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Officers swarmed by motorcyclists trying to steal dirt bike

Posted: 5:48 AM, Nov 14, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-14 18:00:26-05

HUNTS POINT, the Bronx — A group of dirt bike riders are seen on surveillance video circling a police officer, after the officer approached them for allegedly riding reckless in Hunts Point.

The NYPD says the riders were taunting the officer. It all started Sunday afternoon at a gas station on Bruckner Blvd, when one of the bikers jumped off of his bike to avoid being arrested.

The officer tried to take the bike when the riders circled the officer. Police say one rider tried to snatch the bike back so  the officer pulled his taser.

The manager of the gas station witnessed it all and says the bikers are regulars here and did nothing wrong.

No one was injured.

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