Motorcycles race through Phoenix neighborhood, knock down concerned dad

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(Source: 3TV/CBS 5) (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

Motorcycle riders were caught on camera, popping wheelies and racing through a north Phoenix neighborhood.

It might be cool if they were out in the desert, but not on a block where dozens of kids like to go outside and play.

"My anger and my frustration is that they didn't care about who they hit, or where, or how," said a Phoenix dad, who lives on the block where it happened off Cave Creek Road and Pinnacle Peak Road.

The dad was in front of his house with his kids Tuesday night, when he heard a loud roar and then saw two motorcycles blazing down the block at a high rate of speed.

The dad said he stepped out and tried to wave to them to slow down.

Instead, one of the motorcycles ran him over, then took off.

"Zero disregard for life," said the dad.  "My anger here is that they hit somebody and they took off as fast as they could. That just tells me that if they are willing to hit a grown man and hit him and leave him laying in the street, then obviously they'd have no problem hitting a kid, doing the same thing."

A report has been filed with the Phoenix Police Department and neighbors started sharing the video and motorcycle pictures on social media..

The hope is that someone will recognize the motorcycle riders and they'll get caught before they race through another neighborhood full of kids.

"It scares me because we've got our little grandkids, 4-year-old twins and a 2-year-old," said grandfather Jim Brevard. "They're out in the street because it's a great street. It scares the heck out of me."


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Jason Barry
Jason Barry has been reporting in the Valley since 1997.

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Jason Barry

Jason Barry has been reporting in the Valley since 1997.

He is a nine-time Rocky Mountain Emmy Award winner who is best known for his weekly Dirty Dining reports, which highlight local restaurants with major health code violations.

Jason was born in Los Angeles and graduated from the University of Miami.

An avid sports fan, Jason follows the Diamondbacks, Cardinals and Suns with his wife, Karen, and son, Joshua.

His favorite stories to cover are the station’s Pay it Forward segments, which reward members of the community with $500 for going ‘above and beyond’ the call of duty to help others.

Jason, started his career at WBTW-TV in Florence, SC before moving to WALA-TV in Mobile, AL, was named the Associated Press Reporter of the Year in 2002.

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