A hunt is underway for motorcyclists who surrounded Maryland state trooper’s SUV on the Capital Beltway in Prince George’s County Sunday.
A group of 50-100 motorcycle and dirt bike riders surrounded the trooper on Sunday afternoon, presumably to intimidate the off-duty officer, causing him to slow down and call for help.
The incident occurred around 4 p.m. on the outer loop of the Beltway near Route 201 in Prince George’s County.
The trooper, who was off duty at the time, was driving a marked Ford Explorer when the riders surrounded his vehicle.
“They surrounded him and slowed down,” said Greg Shipley, a spokesman for the Maryland State Police.
Interestingly, the WPost claims all the motorcycles license plates were either not visible or hidden…which is hard to believe.
Then again, if I was being pressured by a horde of 50-100 bikers, on the Beltway no less, I may not have the wherewithal to jot down a couple of license plate numbers in the middle of it all.
The state police’s College Park barracks had received calls Sunday afternoon about “reckless operations” of motorcycles and dirt bikes on the Beltway near Interstate 95.
No one was injured, and the trooper’s vehicle was not damaged.
The troopers did not pursue the group, Shipley said, but “stops were attempted.”
“They dispersed immediately as the troopers approached the area,” he said.
Apparently many police departments, including D.C. police, have a policy not to chase bikers because of “safety reasons”.
I get it, but seems like it gives these groups little to fear when it occurs.
Then again, hard to believe no dash cams or security cams on the Beltway picked this up.
There just has to be video out there of the incident somewhere.