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PD: Pack of 100 motorcyclists help Slingshot rider evade police

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Posted at 11:34 AM, Oct 24, 2019

PHOENIX — A Slingshot rider evaded police by embedding himself in a pack of 100 motorcyclists after running a red light.

Phoenix police report that on October 19, around 9:45 p.m., officers saw about 100 motorcycle riders turning onto McDowell Road from 44th Street. Even after the light turned red, the riders continued to make their turn, police say.

When the light turned green for the officers, they proceeded through the intersection and were nearly hit by a Polaris Slingshot, a three-wheeled motorcycle, that ran the red light.

As police pursued the Slingshot, 21-year-old Brett Lee Porter allegedly evaded the officers by embedding himself inside the group of motorcycles. The motorcyclists reportedly surrounded the patrol vehicle as officers were attempting to stay behind Porter.

Court records show that this went on for about two miles as the vehicle entered State Route 143, where Porter was finally stopped.

Porter has been charged with unlawful flight.