'Catch me if you can' speeding biker taunts police on Facebook

A biker posted a video of himself on Facebook racing through traffic in San Antonio, Texas at...

A biker posted a video of himself on Facebook racing through traffic in San Antonio, Texas at speeds of 160 kph. (ksat.com)

Jim Forsyth, Reuters

, Last Updated: 12:20 AM ET

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - The fight is on between San Antonio police and a motorcycle rider who posted a video on Facebook that shows him zooming through interstate traffic at speeds up to 160 kph with a message: "Catch me if you can."

The police, who are calling the biker a high-priority suspect, have posted clips on their own Facebook site showing him weaving in and out among cars on a busy San Antonio highway.

"When we catch him, he has a lot more to answer to, but we want to get him off the street," said police spokesman, Sergeant Javier Salazar.

Salazar says police believe the cyclist, based on the Facebook page where the video was originally posted, is a man facing two felony warrants and a misdemeanor warrant for family violence.

The video, apparently taken by a helmet-mounted camera, shows the motorcyclist on Interstate 35, zipping close to oncoming cars and nearly side-swiping others.

In Texas, motorcycle riders must remain in the lanes of traffic and are not allowed to drive down the center stripe of the highway.

The posting on the police's page has unleashed a flood of comments, including one that said "Run fool, run."

Salazar said: "When you call negative attention to yourself, bad things happen."

 

 

 


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