Officers with the California Highway Patrol got a show Wednesday night when daredevil Phillip Resendez, 22, taunted the officers by performing stunts at speeds over 100 mph during an hour-long pursuit in Southern California.
Footage filmed from the air by local reporters shows Resendez standing on his bike’s seat, arm raised in triumph like Judd Nelson at the end of the Breakfast Club.
Moments later, Resendez turns back motioning at the cops to egg them on. Later, he appears to slow down and chat with two motorcycle cops riding next to him.
At one point he even stops momentarily in a residential area, adjusts his ear buds, and continues to flee officers in pursuit.
Resendez, resident of Rancho Cucamunga, was eventually arrested and booked for driving on the wrong side of the road and failure to yield after he pulled over and surrendered.
After being taken in custody Resendez asks local reporters, “Did [police] seriously have to kick me off my bike?”
He narrowly missed colliding with numerous vehicles but no one was hurt.
Resendez apologizes to reporters for the chase but seated in the back of a patrol car wearing a shirt with a marijuana leaf on it, he can be seen smiling ear to ear.
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