Support local journalism. Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club.

Friday, April 23, 2021

Orlando Police draw guns on stunt cyclists in viral TikTok clip

Posted By on Fri, Apr 23, 2021 at 11:10 AM


What you think happen

♬ original sound - Riskie _E

A cyclist who records bike stunts around Orlando on a GoPro and posts them to TikTok caught a first-person view of a terrifying interaction with Orlando Police.

Ian Adams, who posts to TikTok under the username Riskie-E was ordered off his bicycle and onto the ground by officers holding him and another cyclist at gunpoint. That other man was ordered by police to crawl along the ground toward the officers.

Further videos taken from the GoPro and uploaded to TikTok show the officers searching Adams. He went on to post body cam footage from the department showing officers apologizing to the men for the stop.

Police claimed at the time that the two men matched descriptions of robbery suspects on I-Drive. In further videos posted to TikTok the next day, Adams claims that after a long period of interrogation on the sidewalk, they brought the robbery victim to the scene where they told officers the two men were not involved.

Orlando Police Chief Orlando Rolón said that he believes the officers acted correctly in making the stop with their guns drawn. Noting that the suspects in question were believed to be armed, he told Click Orlando he would have acted "exactly how they did."

“These again were individuals that matched the description given to us by the victims and witnesses that was described to the officers," he said. The officers had no choice, actually, the officers had an obligation to stop these individuals to make sure they weren’t the ones responsible.”

Stay on top of Central Florida news and views with our weekly newsletters, and consider supporting this free publication. Our small but mighty team is working tirelessly to bring you Central Florida news, and every little bit helps.

Tags: , , , , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club for as little as $5 a month.


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Read the Digital Print Issue

October 13, 2021

View more issues


© 2021 Orlando Weekly

Website powered by Foundation