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VIDEO: Motorcyclist Rams Missouri Cop Car During Wheelie, Pays Dearly For It

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There's something about a wheelie that turns otherwise regular people insane. We thought we'd seen the limits of that insanity when Streetfighterz (a.k.a "St. Louis' Original Stunt Team") member "Sitdown" Steve Jones rode a wheelie for miles without a front tire.

Let's just say that the bar has been raised.

As demonstrated in the following video uploaded to YouTube last week, you aren't a real wheelie master until you've smashed into the back bumper of a cop car.

See also: VIDEO: The Streetfighterz's Greatest YouTube Hits

The incident occurred during a large group ride in June 2013 on Interstate 70 near the Missouri side of Kansas City, according to The Kansas City Star. The ride was planned as a memorial for two motorcyclists who had died recently. Apparently, a group of around 40 bikers had blocked up part of the highway to pull tricks, attracting the ire of highway patrol. (Sound familiar, St. Louis?)

See also: Highway Hellraisers: Meet the Streetfighterz, the motorcycle daredevils behind the much maligned Ride of the Century

The proliferation of Go-Pro helmet cams produced a few angles of the wheelie-on-cop action. The first clip to hit YouTube (which now has 500,000+ views) came from a rider following close behind the one who crashed.

See also: VIDEO: Former Streetfighterz Member Dennis Cardwell Blasts NYC Bikers' Road Rage Assault

After crashing, the biker attempted to fight the very-pissed-off cop and even swung his helmet at the trooper's head, according to The Star, which cites police reports. None of the videos clearly show this altercation, but the newly released point-of-view angle does clearly show that getting taken down by an angry cop is not something you want to personally experience.

Here's another angle from another Go-Pro helmet cam.

See also: Ride of The Century Fatalities, Arrests: Michael Evans Clips Cop Car, Crashes, Police Say

We reached out to Streetfighterz cofounder Adam Hunziker, who told us the rider spent a couple months in jail and is currently in desperate financial straits due to mounting court costs.

The rider approached Streetfighterz member Guru Khalsa and sold the footage to the St. Louis stunt group, which frequently buys up video clips of other riders' stunts and adds the Streetfighterz branding and editing.

Apparently, the rider now is trying to sell his story (and presumably his identity) to local news outlets to help offset his court costs.

Follow Danny Wicentowski on Twitter at @D_Towski. E-mail the author at Danny.Wicentowski@RiverfrontTimes.com

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110 comments
David Revelle
David Revelle

You're either a master troll or a complete idiot.

Angharad Michelle Eitherone
Angharad Michelle Eitherone

The only one I've ever met ran a light doing an illegal wheelie at 60mph on Market near Union Station. I met him after he t-boned me and put his front tire through my window. If he'd hit my car a tenth of a second later, he would have killed me. Thankfully he only totaled my car and broke both his legs in a couple places as well as some other injuries to his own person. If somebody wants to be a stunt rider, great. But get some f**king permits so you can shit down a road and do it safely. Don't pull this s**t in the middle of traffic. It's dangerous for EVERYONE.

Ed Meyer
Ed Meyer

Well these folks are all FOOLS. I knew a couple of guys who enjoyed this Stunt riding. All are dead. Two were decapitated from their wrecks. So basically they have a death wish. Hopefully only theirs and not a by stander.

Founder Ninjuwusu
Founder Ninjuwusu

so the next time a woman is driving and applying makeup or chatting on cell....she should be kicked in the head as well.........a car kills other people...motto only kills themself.

Constance Cafazza
Constance Cafazza

Sharon that is one of the most moronic questions I think I've heard...ever.

Constance Cafazza
Constance Cafazza

Cop did nothing wrong. Motorcyclists like these are such dumbasses...they deserve worse than they ever get.

Hoffmeyer Jeffrey
Hoffmeyer Jeffrey

That officer decided he was taking him down with a headlock before he even got out of his cruiser.

Jake Shepard
Jake Shepard

Hmm... Well if he did that then he deserved a headlock. I've been tackled off of my motorcycle by a highway patrol officer for doing 72 MPH in a 60.. It just gets taken to an extreme on every rider.

Harrison Elfrink
Harrison Elfrink

The difference between Shriners and Motorcycle gangs is that the Shriners get permission to perform those stunts during a parade (when a section of a road is cordoned off to regular traffic). Biker gangs do this stuff on roads along regular traffic and are not only a danger to themselves, but to others.

Jeff Willett
Jeff Willett

You need to look at the Youtube of the ride of the century a little closer.

Jeff Willett
Jeff Willett

According to sources at the scene the rider took a swing at the officer.

Harrison Elfrink
Harrison Elfrink

Judging by the comments on this article, I think we need reestablish proper relations between people and LEOs. I'm against police brutality, and police officers who inflict excessive harm or death upon suspects without reason or destroy property, should be punished by the institution, however, people who break the law and damage police cars (government property) are also guilty of transgression. In short, I think we need to rethink our "F**k the Police" or "The punk deserved it" mentality.

Jeff Willett
Jeff Willett

About 60 mph and - it's a parade with the streets cleared.

Jeff Willett
Jeff Willett

According to sources at the scene the rider took a swing at the cop.

Harrison Elfrink
Harrison Elfrink

Judging by the comments on this article, I think we need reestablish proper relations between people and LEOs. I'm against police brutality, and police officers who inflict excessive harm or death upon suspects without reason or destroy property, should be punished by the institution, however, people who break the law and damage police cars (government property) are also guilty of transgression.

Jeff Willett
Jeff Willett

I think he did after the helmet got ripped off.

Jeff Willett
Jeff Willett

Cop was not at fault and the biker was locked up and going broke facing legal fees. According to accounts at the scene the biker took a swing at the cop.

Sharon Johnson
Sharon Johnson

What's the difference in the way they act and the Shriners act in their parade in downtown St. Louis every year.

Jake Shepard
Jake Shepard

So why did he put him in a headlock ? It's not like he wasn't already off his bike ? He could have just asked him to put his hands behind back?

Thee Lovingcup
Thee Lovingcup

Common sense is the citation. Get a clue. Grow up.

Donald Jackson
Donald Jackson

Jake ....big difference in being a PROFESSIONAL stunt rider and being a Douche popping wheelies into a cop car. Leave the stunts to the big boys....the highways are for people to drive on ...not your own personal ...hey look what I can do.

Donald Jackson
Donald Jackson

If you're stupid enough to ride a wheelie into a cop car. ... you really shouldn't be on a bike.

Jake Shepard
Jake Shepard

Please site me SOMETHING that shows where a stunt rider hurt someone else while on their motorcycle. Anything... A news article, police report, a photo, book report. I don't care. Let's put some statistics together. The percentage of motor vehicle operators injured in motorcycle crashes in nearly zero. Yes.. Stunt riding is stupid, and inconsiderate, but everyone acts like these guys are SOOOO dangerous. Because of these people the police treat any motorcycle rider like a criminal. I don't think that's fair.

Founder Ninjuwusu
Founder Ninjuwusu

cop stopped in full lane of cars causing the problem........motto no fault............trevor im sure u hate anything that u cant do...

Walter Phillip Snyder
Walter Phillip Snyder

I now live just outside of KC and it certainly looks like this side of the state has a much higher percentage of idiots on crotch rockets than does the east. I've seen guys with throttles locked bike surfing or pulling wheelies during the heart of rush hour on I-70. No wonder my wife the nurse uses the standard ER moniker for bikes: Donorcycles.

Denis Phillips
Denis Phillips

For those defending the bike keep in mind that the driver on the bike used his bike as a weapon and attacked this officer. If I'm the PA that's the charge I'm giving!

Mark Sullivan
Mark Sullivan

This is th ereason these little Bitch Stunt Riders need jail time...They had on go down in the Chesapeake Bay Tunnel and killed himself, if they want to die proving they are immortal then let them do it in private, not a busy road where they make take someone out with them...

Eddie Gregs
Eddie Gregs

This is why motorcyclists are the definition of the word fag now.

Christopher P. Singler
Christopher P. Singler

These guys are all giant dbags who risk other people lives acting like they're in a movie for other dbags to watch.

Hoffmeyer Jeffrey
Hoffmeyer Jeffrey

Textbook example of road rage by the cop. Watch the vid again. That cop was coming. Helmet or not.

Catherine Claire
Catherine Claire

Anyone who gets pissed at the cop before reading the whole article needs to learn better. RFT is notorious for inciting reaction with half-truth headlines (and getting away with it by hiding bits of clarification in the narrative). Per police and bystander reports, the biker swung the helmet at the cop to avoid arrest.

Pattie Van Horn Murphy
Pattie Van Horn Murphy

This punk knew better and provoked this cop.. They do this kind of crap every year when they are in St Louis.. They are a pain in the ass.. Lock him up!!

Thee Lovingcup
Thee Lovingcup

Stunt riders are the biggest hoosiers on the planet. It's one thing to put yourself at risk, it's another to do it and put everyone on the road at risk of death/injury.

Steven Torlina
Steven Torlina

this vid is from kc area but here in st.louis the streetfighterz ride here they havent done anything this before

Steven Torlina
Steven Torlina

how is he above the law he hits his patrol car you're a fucking idiot

Alex Hodge
Alex Hodge

They should destroy their bikes then take away all their drivers license for life. What a bunch of idiots.

Trevor Karius
Trevor Karius

Idiots on their bikes acting like they are above the law should get smacked down like little punks.

jaco1175
jaco1175 topcommenter

the cop should have shot the douche as well as all of his douche friends. fucking cocksmokers

Patti Hughes
Patti Hughes

these arent bikers. they r a$$holes who give bikers a bad name. 1 almost caused me to have an accident. several of these punks have died. maybe if enough do, the roads will b safer

jaco1175
jaco1175 topcommenter

yeah, too bad he didn't paralyze the fucking tool

jaco1175
jaco1175 topcommenter

you are simply too retarded to even converse with you ignorant slut.

jaco1175
jaco1175 topcommenter

He could have just shot him like a dog then and there. missed opportunities

jaco1175
jaco1175 topcommenter

yeah? Good. It's about fucking time

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