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12 Skaters Issued Tickets at Broadway Bomb ’08

written by Mike December 16, 2008

During the Broadway Bomb 2008, several skaters were rumored to have been stopped by the New York City Police.

These are the facts.

“It was quite an experience. I enjoyed listening to other cases, wondering what others were in trouble for. Court was definitely a learning opportunity and it was free!” longboarder Jay Hayes joked about his morning in New York City’s Manhattan Borough Court.
Hayes was issued a reckless in traffic ticket during NYC’s Broadway Bomb 2008, when officers formed a line across 28th street at Broadway and captured 12 or more longboarders. Each skater was detained for nearly 15 minutes, then scanned for warrants while the race continued.
“The skaters stood around, talking on cellphones saying man this sucks, the race is probabally finished”, curious why they were stopped. Pedestrians cried, “What did they do?” as officers consulted each other and concluded, “Recklessly in traffic in a group of 5 or more.”
The skaters were issued a summons to appear in court for sentencing. At Manhattan Borough Court, Hayes showed up a day early hoping to avoid the hassle of the following court date. Standing in line for more than an hour he waited behind 40 or more as one line attendant served everyone’s needs. One man even shouted, “Lunch break’s over bitches!”
At the front of the line, Jay was directed to a court room where he listened to guilty and not guilty pleas humbly awaiting his own. Approaching the stand, the judge observed the ticket, made some exasperating noises and dismissed the case.

-Mike Dallas

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3 comments

chriss December 16, 2008 at 8:50 pm

haha yo i was caught by the popo and then pushed that bitch away and kept on my way down broadway

TRAVISDSUPERVILAN December 27, 2008 at 2:08 pm

DAMN THE MAN… SO AWESOME THE JUDGE THREW IT OUT. WE CANT FORGET TO MENTION THAT NEXT YEAR WHEN WE FACE THE SAME BS

J. Hayes January 14, 2009 at 11:14 pm

It is quite unfortunate we didn’t get to finish the race, but seeing the judges shock and disgust at the ridiculous ticket I had been issued was fantastic. My court case took less than six seconds. I’m sure the cops that pull you over won’t care that the case won’t stick, and simply enjoy ruining your day and chances of finishing the race. Next time I will light myself on fire and barrel through their ranks screaming in a combination of outrage, joy, and probably lots of pain. Thanks to Bustin for makin the race happen, it was the most fun I had in 2008

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