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Dirt bikers creating a nuisance at family park

Posted at 11:50 PM, Mar 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-19 02:50:26-04

Dirt bikers speeding near a local park have some parents on edge. 

Will Booher enjoys taking his 3-year-old to Lone Mountain Park, but he's noticing an increased presence of dirt bikers. 

"They're coming down upwards of 30 and 40 miles an hour sometimes, flying through the different park areas," Booher said. 

Booher feared the worst Friday when the dirt bikers were seen weaving through a playground. 

"My biggest fear is that my kid is going to be walking along, one of these guys is not going to see them, hit my kid and then....it would be difficult," Booher said. 

Booher caught the bikers on video Friday and approached them. That only made the situation worse. 

"The gentleman pulled up on the sidewalk, about 10 feet from me, revved his engine, laughed at me, and then made some gestures and drove down the street," he said. 

Booher reported the incident to police. If the bikers don't face criminal consequences, he hopes, at the very least, their parents will take some responsibility for their children's actions.