OAKLAND, Calif. (KRON) – The Oakland Police Department is investigating an illegal sideshow that occurred Friday night.
Just after 10:30 p.m., several reports were made to Oakland police regarding illegal sideshow activity in the 1000 block of Oak Street. Upon arriving, officers observed dozens of vehicles and people engaging in illegal sideshow activity.
Video shared with KRON4 shows a car fully engulfed in flames on the corner of 10th Street and Oak Street. Another car approached the flaming vehicle multiple times and rammed into it as onlookers filmed the incident on their phones. Later, the video shows a second car on fire in the same area.
The large sideshow took place at an intersection in front of the Oakland Museum of California. A large group of cars at the intersection.
The crowd began to disperse once officers began to arrive on scene, OPD said. Police were able to contain several vehicles within the area. An investigation is currently underway.
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Anyone with any information is asked to send a tip to OPD’s non-emergency email, email@example.com.
A second sideshow broke out in the East Bay Friday night in the town of Crockett in the area of San Pablo Avenue and Merchant Street. You can watch video of that above.