WATCH: Baton Rouge street racers swarmed parts of New Orleans, shut down roads this weekend
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NEW ORLEANS - Street racers from the capital area helped stage a "takeover" in New Orleans during the weekend where rowdy crowds were seen brandishing guns in one part of the city and jumping on a police vehicle in another area of town.
The stunts were chronicled on videos taken around the New Orleans area Sunday. Posts on social media also showed cars doing donuts as onlookers watched from just feet away, one video showing a person struck by a vehicle.
Orleans Parish District Attorney Jason Williams is teaming up with East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore. Williams released this statement Tuesday:
New Orleans Police said during a news conference Monday that it appeared drivers from outside the city were largely responsible for the stunts.
"There's no way in hell we should be allowing anyone to come into our city and rule our city," NOPD Superintendent Shaun Ferguson said.
#NOPD is seeking the pictured individual for jumping onto and kicking a marked NOPD unit at the intersection of St. Claude Avenue and St. Roch Ave during a “Burn Out” event on Sunday June 5, 2022. pic.twitter.com/jqtBP0y5EC— NOPD (@NOPDNews) June 7, 2022
#NOPD is seeking the pictured individual for jumping onto and kicking a marked NOPD unit at the intersection of St. Claude Avenue and St. Roch Ave during a “Burn Out” event on Sunday June 5, 2022. pic.twitter.com/EfVCQcwAaA— NOPD (@NOPDNews) June 7, 2022
A virtual flyer shared on social media over the weekend listed off multiple car groups tied to the Baton Rouge area. Among those groups was the Highway Demons, which was linked to similar stunts that shut down College Drive April 30 as scores of drivers were leaving Garth Brooks' Tiger Stadium concert.
A driver tied to that group was arrested that same night after he allegedly fled police and T-boned another vehicle while running a red light, killing a woman.
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