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Chopper 5 Catches ATV Joyride Through Streets Of Oakland

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A man drives an ATV on an Oakland sidewalk on October 10, 2012. (CBS)

A man drives an ATV on an Oakland sidewalk on October 10, 2012. (CBS)

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OAKLAND (CBS 5) – A man riding an all-terrain vehicle was tearing through the streets of East Oakland Wednesday afternoon, but police were not aware of the reckless driving.

Chopper 5 was above Oakland when the rider was spotted around 5 p.m. Wednesday near the o.Co Coliseum and International Boulevard.

The man, wearing a white t-shirt and a helmet, was seen weaving in and out of traffic and jumping on sidewalks. He also ran through several stop signs and stoplights. Chopper 5 followed the ATV for several minutes, before losing sight of the rider under the trees.

CBS 5 contacted the Oakland Police Department, the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department, and the California Highway Patrol. All three agencies said they were unaware of the rider.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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