Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Biker jumps Daytona Beach's Main Street drawbridge during Bike Week

Posted By on Tue, Mar 9, 2021 at 12:35 PM

click image A motorcyclist hops the Main St. drawbridge in Daytona Beach. - PHOTO VIA CHIEF JAKARI YOUNG/TWITTER
  • Photo via Chief Jakari Young/Twitter
  • A motorcyclist hops the Main St. drawbridge in Daytona Beach.

Things just get a bit more Floridian around Bike Week, when the siren song of the worst beer you've ever had in your life and heat stroke calls the nation's dads to North Florida and they waste almost no time going native. One biker christened the yearly bacchanal of bad decisions by jumping the Daytona Beach Main Street drawbridge as it was being raised.

Daytona Beach Police Chief Jakari Young shared surveillance footage of the stunt to Twitter, with a message for any other beer-bellied daredevils.

"The Bike Week 'shenanigans' have officially commenced!" he wrote. "Folks, please be safe and be smarter than this guy."

No doubt the small city's police have been busy with unusual arrests. New York City's famous busker who goes by the name of the Naked Cowboy was arrested for panhandling over the weekend, and the incident was captured on video by bystanders.

The man born Robert Burck was back on the streets quickly, however. Video from his Facebook shows him plying his unusual trade in Siesta Key.

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