Dirt bike wheelies on downtown road

| 05/11/2019 | 69 Comments
Cayman News Service
Bike rider doing wheelie on Shedden Rd on Monday

(CNS) One dirt bike rider was pushing his luck in broad daylight on Monday, as he wheelied down a main George Town street on an illegal bike with no crash helmet. The rider was caught on camera by a CNS reader and the picture was also sent to the RCIPS, showing the man pulling tricks at around 10:10am on Shedden Road, close to the junctions with Linwood Street and Dr Roy’s Drive.

The problem of illegal bikes and riders taking dangerous chances on main roads is just one more headache for traffic cops.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    Welcome to the wild west. No enforced laws, corruption expected. This will only change when those who abide by the laws realize that enforcing the laws will have to be done by themselves or nothing. Then the police here will be busy protecting the criminals from everyone else.

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  2. Anonymous says:

    Love the old guy in the background his face speaks a thousand words – he’s thinking one word I reckon TOSSER.

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  3. Anonymous says:

    Looks like he borrowed my 6 year old son’s spiderman beach bucket for his helmet.

    These guys are idiots and probably easily confused. Instead of flipping them off and yelling at them, just give them two enthusiastic thumbs up. It’s only fun for them when they are antagonizing people.

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  4. Eight Plus says:

    Typically, individuals such as the rider have masculinity issues and attempt to prove their mainhood in this way.

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    • Anonymous says:

      When I was growing up, that stunt was called a Nance. Of course those performing the stunt were called Nan-cee Boys!

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  5. Anonymous says:

    Let’s not be naive: the wheelying grandstand in this context is a power flex to demonstrate lawless impunity within a territory controlled by their actual dealing profession and/or associated gang. Lots of younger dead-end Caymanians aspire to the fast-cash bravado lifestyle these guys are selling. Through truce or other agreement not explicitly public, but discernible – the governor and RCIPS have been unwilling to step in and make high level arrests for over a decade, even knowing who the kingpins are, where they live, and with cottage founderies routinely melting stolen jewelry and illicit metal take from who knows where. Not unique to Cayman and mortally dangerous for non-pros to intervene. It sucks that this now thrives in Cayman.

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  6. Anonymous says:

    Yet some still wonder why we have unemployment in the Cayman Islands

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  7. Anonymous says:

    I saw another twerp doing this on Harbour Drive, at 7.45 am in front of all the cruise ship passengers – who were laughing at him. It’s embarrassing that grown boys (can’t call them men really) have to show off like 8 year olds. (No disrespect 8 year olds). The sad thing is they really do think their being very daring.

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  8. Anonymous says:

    A. That’s an amateur looking wheelie.
    B. Your wheels don’t match.
    C. It looks like you are pushing the weight limit on that poor bike.

    Maybe try to blend a little, nobody is impressed.

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  9. Anonymous says:

    Get the new helicopter up and use the motor I cops to chase or follow to an address then seize and crush the bikes

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  10. True story says:

    I remember a year ago how a dirt bike rider was making noise in Palm Dale, Crewe Road. It was a Sunday. A homeowner called 911, and they instead reprimanded the homeowner, “WE DON’T DEAL WITH THAT !” Of course, the homeowner got furious, and the 911 operator responded with indifference. I felt it for the complainant because imagine, no rest on a Sunday. The bike engine is very loud.

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  11. Anonymous says:

    Dis is not a bargain, dis is not a deal.

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  12. Anonymous says:

    Awesome !!! He’s going places !!!

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  13. Anonymous says:

    As a legal, insured motorcyclist who has mirrors and indicators, I will at most weave around you at 10 mph in traffic. Please do not mix me up with this idiot.

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    • Anonymous says:

      You’re an idiot if you think it is ok to disobey traffic laws just because it’s convenient for YOU. You are just as much a part of the problem as this joker and the Police who don’t enforce the law.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Aww someone’s jealous that I get to work and home an hour before you while you sit there wasting gas in traffic.

        Overtaking you on a broken line is legal! You’re the idiot here!

        Want to sit behind my F250 in traffic from Savannah instead? Motorcyclists do NOT need to wait in traffic, take up a whole car length and contribute to congestion.

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        • Anonymous says:

          Motorcyclist DO need to wait in traffic, take up a whole car length and add to the congestion according to the traffic law. The fact that the police don’t enforce this law doesn’t make it legal. Don’t get me wrong I think lane splitting should be legal but it is not.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Do you see the problem here? 3 to 1, thumbs down, the people support breaking the law when it is convenient for them. We are doomed.

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            • Anonymous says:

              Third world is as third world does. He is just showing the world that he is more powerful on his little bike than the entire Caymanian police department. We know. We see.

          • Anonymous says:

            It’s legal to filter in the UK. Can you please cite where in the traffic law crossing you on a broken line is illegal?

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            • Anonymous says:

              “inconsiderate driving” includes –

              (b) misusing of a lane to avoid queuing or to gain some other advantage over other drivers

              • Anonymous says:

                My vehicle takes up 10% of the space as yours and therefore can safely perform the maneuver which is not misuse, it is fact.

                If I was in a car and drove down the oncoming lane and then tried to merge in with my said car by cutting off someone, then yea, that’s inconsiderate.

  14. Anonymous says:

    This happens daily on any and all of our main roads. I live on Shamrock Road and there’s hardly a day goes by that I don’t see some twitt pulling a ‘wheelie’, and police chasing them is simply suicidal for them – and for other road users! DO N0T ENCOURAGE IT! Just ‘Grin ‘N’ Bear it. There really is no answer nor prevention!

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    • Anonymous says:

      A rope strung across the road, with due warnings, could be both the answer and prevention. Alternatively effective enforcement of our laws would work as well. Where is the disconnect and what is the problem? This is only a little more complicated than illegal tint and without a license plate. What excuse do the police have for allowing open lawlessness? Governor Roper, we are sick and tired of having pretend rules that are not enforced.

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    • Cheese Face says:

      Contraception?

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    • Anonymous says:

      Seize their bikes? There’s only so many replacements they can afford right?

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  15. Anonymous says:

    This is why these youngsters can’t get any respect. The blatant disregard for the law and road users. The police know exactly who this is and where he lives/hangs out. This young man has children and instead of him maturing to be a role model he continues to be a public nuisance. Lock him up and throw away the damn key for God sakes.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Youngsters? He’s a grown ass man! I feel embarrassed for the poor guy.

      I remember at school the careers advisor never mentioned such a position would be available. Though I see why. He’s like a rap video star, just without the bling, the woman, the swag and expensive vehicle.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Newsflash, the “rappers” they are trying to emulate Don’t own those things you mentioned either (even the video vixens are paid actresses). They rent them for the video to influence and make money from chups like this guy.

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    • I see you says:

      You should have state your name instead of being Anonymous since you want comment about people.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Hahahaha you sound mad. Go take care of ya kids instead of watching people all day on the news. If you dont ride bike you wont know anything about the SPORT! #BIKELIFE

  16. Anonymous says:

    but will the Police do anything?

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    • Anonymous says:

      Nope! They probably know who it is but that photo is inadmissible as evidence now it’s been published.

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      • Anonymous says:

        How is it inadmissible?

        • Anonymous says:

          The rule in the UK on dash cams is, ‘Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) advice is that your footage should not be in the public domain as this may adversely affect any subsequent proceedings.’ I’d say that same principle applies in the Cayman Islands, it just hasn’t been tested in court yet. In the UK, if you’ve posted dash cam footage or a still like this on social media the police won’t touch it. If you post dash cam footage while a prosecution is in progress, and there’s no other evidence, it will be dropped.

          The other crucial rule of evidence is that you must keep the original recording in case the accused challenges it. Downloaded copies are definitely not admissible.

          As this is a still it would have been fairly simple to blank out the rider’s face and maybe that’s what should have been done?

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          • Anonymous says:

            10:05 This is all very similar to the UK’s stance on investigative TV reports. Once the footage has been aired the CPS won’t touch it if it in any way identifies the people involved. They’ll only pursue the alleged offences if there’s other compelling evidence that hasn’t been made public. Once it’s been through the courts you can do what you like but until that happens it needs to stay uncirculated.

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            • Anonymous says:

              Is that why some people Live Stream themselves on Facebook while committing crimes?

            • Anonymous says:

              This is stupid and cannot be for all crimes. If someone videos themselves murdering someone and releases it into the public domain, what you are saying is the murderer cannot be charged or prosecuted.

          • Anonymous says:

            It is up to the courts. That is no excuse for the police not to act.

            • Anonymous says:

              11:32 You’re just arguing for the sake of it. Read the post.

              It’s not the police, it’s the CPS. The police in the UK rely on CPS advice and decisions. The CPS has a duty to ensure that cases don’t go to court if there’s no realistic chance of a prosecution.

              Basically, if they think the evidence won’t hold up it won’t go to court and that’s their decision on this.

              I know things work a bit differently in the Cayman Islands and cases go to court where the RCIPS evidence is a complete joke but at the end of the day it’s still not a good idea to post images like this online while the police are still (hopefully!) trying to find the rider.

              • Anonymous says:

                If the police cannot find the rider we have bigger problems. They should know who this character is and where he lives. It is not his fist time at the rodeo. If they cannot convict him they can confiscate the bike. If he cusses at them while doing that then they can arrest him for that. This crap keeps happening because the police keep tolerating it. The law abiding public have had enough. The police can and should enforce the law.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Surely that is a) a point of interpretation by the CPS rather than a point of law b) the public access to the evidence only impacts a jury trial.

          • Anonymous says:

            If you blank out the rider’s face how can a member of the public identify them?
            Totally stupid ruling from the UK.

    • Anonymous says:

      No. They won’t do anything. They haven’t done anything yet, have they?

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    • Anonymous says:

      No; here are the excuses:
      these are poor misunderstood youth who are only expressing themselves
      we need an amnesty because it is unfair to pick on the young voters
      we are just soooo busy we do not have time to chase this type of problem

      No enforcement of the law – this is the Cayman Islands and we are having a free for all!

  17. Anonymous says:

    A photo says a 1,000 words the old saying goes. Certainly this photo sums up a lot of what is wrong in Cayman these days………

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  18. You guys are going to kill somebody. says:

    On Halloween night at around 8 PM, a pack of 6 (maybe 7?) illegal dirt bikes with no lights and no license plates, passed me on the Esterley Tibbets just passed the Lime Tree Bay roundabout. I was headed in the WB direction and they were headed in the opposite direction towards GT. I had just driven passed 3 police cars just 2 minutes earlier. The police cars (with their blue lights spinning) were parked at the entrance to Snug Harbour and they were slowing traffic down to almost a crawl because dozens of cars were parked on either side of the highway as parents were walking their kids into Snug Harbour for trick or treating. The police were even stopping cars on both sides to escort kids in costume across the highway. I can only imagine the chaos that must have ensued, as the 6 illegal bikers came around the bend after the Strand roundabout and saw traffic slowed to a crawl and 3 police cars stopped in the road with their lights on. Imagine that. Six illegal bikers riding at night with no lights, with little kids walking on the sides of either side of the highway. Did they panic and try to weave through traffic when they saw the cops? I can only hope that cooler heads prevailed that night.

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  19. Anonymous says:

    Let the kids have a little fun.

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  20. Anonymous says:

    This guy does this all over the place, got him on video and sent to the cops.

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    • Anonymous says:

      We just have so many things to do these days with policing that it gets harder and harder to sort these little things out. It is just some youngsters having a good time, just let them be!

  21. Anonymous says:

    This is a special kind of urban din. Dispose of the bikes and tell the men to get a new hobby.

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  22. bob says:

    what a dumbass wastemen!

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  23. Total idiot says:

    Well done to the photographer. This is the norm this jackass and associates. Police should be allowed to chase them. That’s their job!

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    • Anonymous says:

      The police should be required to chase them, and should charge anyone who even harbors them. Our descent into lawlessness continues. Thank you for all the effective law enforcement Governor Roper.

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      • Anonymous says:

        “The police should be required to chase them”

        Yea, and then when they crash and kill themselves and probably some innocent bystander the police get the blame

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        • Anonymous says:

          The police will certainly get the blame when known repeat offenders who keep doing this without being even arrested kill some innocent bystander. That is a much more likely prospect than the police running someone over.

          The chase does not need to be some hot pursuit. They can slowly drive to this characters house and find the bike. They can confiscate it and arrest him, look through his phone, and arrest all his buddies doing the same thing (they photograph their own law breaking) and the problem would be solved, once and for all, within a week. This problem exists because the police do nothing effective about it, or most other lawbreaking for that matter.

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      • Anonymous says:

        You better leave the Governor alone as he is really busy helping on the referendum. Our Premier and Speaker told him they have all under control.

  24. Anonymous says:

    This exact picture is in the dictionary under IDIOT!

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