Stunt bikers who shut down US-75 now eyeing Dallas' new bridge

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by DAVID SCHECHTER

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WFAA

Posted on May 25, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Updated Saturday, May 26 at 8:33 AM

DALLAS - The huge group of sport bikers who shut down US-75 last Memorial Day may have their eye on Dallas' new signature landmark bridge this year.

In online posts, riders appear to be planning to practice their stunt riding on the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge.

One year later, it's a YouTube video that still turns your head; about 100 sport bikers, shutting down US-75 and spraying graffiti on the roadway.

That Memorial Day ride was in honor of two fallen riders, Jeremy "Crash" Moore and Preston Cass.

On a message board post from someone calling himself the president of a group called the Dallas Stunt Riders, he invited riders to the new bridge downtown to honor Jeremy and Preston.

If the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge is targeted, or US-75 once again, Dallas police say there is an undisclosed "plan in place to prevent a re-occurrence."

After intense media pressure last year, Dallas police used the YouTube video to arrest 36-year-old Thomas Roberts, 28-year-old Kenneth Ray Hernandez and a third person, never previously reported, 30-year-old Naim Thornton.

All three were charged with felonies, but next month are expected to plea to misdemeanors and pay $4,100 each to repay the cost of removing the graffiti.

Despite these arrests, it's also worth noting that no bikers were arrested. All three of the men arrived in a pickup truck and were the only ones not wearing masks or helmets.

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