PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) —
Large groups of dirt bikes are being spotted all over Philadelphia Sunday afternoon.
Police say hundreds of riders are all across the city, riding in memory of a young man well-known for his dirt bike stunts that he posted to social media.
Sunday is the fourth anniversary of the death of 23-year-old Kyrell Tyler, known as ‘dirt bike Rell.”
Tyler was gunned down in Southwest Philadelphia in 2014.
A similar scene earlier in the afternoon in Fairmount Park near Poplar and Sedgely. Dozens of dirt bikes and ATVs.
We saw them in numerous other city locations and police said upwards of 1,000 are riding this afternoon.
“I got nervous for my son because they started coming this way,” said Benjamin Johnson of West Mount Airy. “At first they were on the street. Then they came across the park, and they came too close to us. I kind of ran them off but he was standing there by himself and I ran them away from him.”
So, how was it handled? After some initial chases and arrests, the order came from above:
We have known long ago that you are your First Responder and now it is getting evident that we are our Only Responder. That is fine, we prepare for that.
What I have to wonder is if the Left understands that. They shut down a police force of a major city because of ATV riders, what do you think it would happen if the reports are about a bunch of really pissed off citizens pissed off and armed?