Reckless street racers in New York City are baiting police into high-speed pursuits so they can post the videos online, officials say.
Driving high-end sports cars and SUVs, they lead officers on 100-mph chases that go the wrong way down one-way streets, cross over into oncoming traffic, narrowly miss pedestrians, and blast through multiple red lights, the New York Post reports.
Some of the online videos have attracted nearly a million views.
They often have cameras mounted to the front and back of their cars to film dual points of view.
Retired NYPD Lt. John Macari called the scofflaws “opportunists.”
“There’s no consequences even if they’re arrested. They have no fear of being arrested,” he said.
Macari said it’s all part of the continuing “emasculation” of the NYPD.