OAKLAND, Calif. — The Internet is abuzz over a viral video showing an 18-wheeler participating in a “sideshow” burnout event on Feb. 25 in Oakland.
A sideshow is an informal demonstration of automotive stunts now often held illegally in vacant lots and public intersections.
According to online news outlet SFist, the event happened under an Interstate 880 overpass.
A video of the event shows the big rig, hauling a shipping container, circling several times as a crowd cheers on the driver.
Oakland police issued a warning on Feb. 24 saying, “OPD will have additional resources on the streets this weekend for enforcement of illegal sideshow activity.”
On Twitter, police said that anyone taking part in illegal sideshows in Oakland will likely have their vehicle towed and seized with a 30-day hold.
The incident is under investigation.
Overnight sideshow activity in #Oakland included a big rig at Hegenberger Rd and Coliseum Way. Another sideshow unfolded in the northbound lanes of Interstate 880 at 66th Ave. pic.twitter.com/y5TPvOw7gl
— Duncan Sinfield (@DuncanSinfield) February 25, 2023
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Big rig caught on camera participating in illegal California ‘sideshow’Comment
the reason why this not smart ..is cuz these are the same kids on the sideshows that cut T/T off they drive reckless and now you are associating with them ? ,….. IS he is stupid and is reckless with the cargo that we trucker contribute to keep insurance ….fuel and insurance is money going out of pocket and this guy is throwing it away…what about if one those kids decide to jump in the back ….I will tell you what it spells LAW SUIT DUMMY TRUCK DRIVER