(AllHipHop News) R&B singer Chris Brown is very fortunate that he wasn’t riding his ATV on the streets of New York, since the city is having a major crackdown on the sporty little vehicles.
Commissioner Bill Bratton recently called people who ride the bikes “screwballs, idiots and morons” in reference to New York’s latest crusade to destroy illegal bikes and ATV’s confiscated by the police.
Commissioner Bratton commented and had this to say at the latest crushing, which took place at Red Hook’s Erie Basin Auto Pound earlier today (May 17).
“We want to send out a very strong message to the nitwits and knuckleheads who insist on operating these illegal vehicles on the streets, sidewalks, parks, and housing developments of the city of New York, creating dangers not only for themselves but more importantly members of the publics,” Bratton said as motorbikes and ATV’s were pulverized.
According to the New York Daily News, officials confiscated 679 illegal vehicles – a 96% increase over 2015.
Brown was caught on video by his neighbors riding his vehicle recklessly through his San Fernando Valley neighborhood on May 12. The video has since been turned over to the police, spurring an investigation on charges of disturbing the peace.
Chris Brown isn’t the only artist that may be impacted by this as riding dirt bikes casually has become trendy in Hip-Hop culture.
— Bill Bratton (@CommissBratton) May 17, 2016