SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Five people have been arrested on a variety of traffic charges after San Francisco police busted up an illegal weekend sideshow near the former site of Candlestick Park.
Bayview Police Station commander Capt. Raj Vaswani said three cars were also seized.READ MORE: Rain Showers Trigger Power Outages Across The Bay Area
Officers were called to Jamestown Avenue and Candlestick Park at around 5:40 p.m. Sunday after receiving reports of a large crowd and cars taking part in the sideshow.
Arriving officers were confronted by a crowd of 50-60 people – many of them filming and encouraging the drivers involved in the high-speed stunts.READ MORE: Dozens of Dogs, Cats Removed From Danville Home
Vaswani told the San Francisco Chronicle that those arrested were facing charges including suspicion of reckless driving, not carrying insurance, vandalizing a police cruiser and speeding or ignoring stop signs.
After being cited, the five were released from custody. Four of the five arrested were from Brisbane, Half Moon Bay or Oakland.MORE NEWS: Oakland Church Group Hosts Party to Preach Anti-Violence by Practicing Community
“With these sideshows, I know people think of them as harmless, but a lot of them escalate to more serious crimes,” Vaswani told the paper.