TULSA, Okla. — The Tulsa Police Department is releasing video Wednesday that shows the arrest of two teens accused of driving recklessly around town on their dirt bikes endangering themselves and other drivers.
Police arrested 18-year-old Tyrese Huey and 19-year-old Cade Diorio last Friday night using the department’s helicopter.
Reports show Huey and Diorio were seen riding their motocross bikes downtown -- popping wheelies and driving into oncoming traffic -- causing other drivers to swerve out of the way.
Witnesses say they spotted the teens performing similar stunts and “wreaking havoc in downtown on weekends for over a month now.”
On Friday, the police helicopter happened to be flying in the area when police say the chaos started.
Since it was dangerous to chase them on the ground, police say they had the helicopter follow them.
Police say officers in the helicopter watched the duo driving recklessly from downtown through north Tulsa for about 30 minutes before heading toward east Tulsa.
They reportedly ended up dumping their bikes under a tree at McClure Park near 7th and Memorial when they started running.
The helicopter followed them until more officers arrived in their patrol cars.
Officers chased the teens down and took them both into custody.
Police say both initially denied running from officers but later said they did it “because it was fun.”
Both are facing charges for eluding (endangering others), reckless driving and resisting arrest.