October 03, 2023
UPDATE (10/4/23): Philadelphia police arrested a suspect for Sunday night's incident outside City Hall, where a motorcyclist, who was among a large group of bikers and ATV riders, kicked in the rear windshield of a car and then pointed a gun at the driver.Additional information will be published as it becomes available.
Philadelphia police say they have identified the motorcyclist who was caught on video Sunday climbing atop a car, smashing the rear windshield and pointing a gun at the driver outside City Hall. His name has not been released and he has not been arrested as of Tuesday afternoon.
The incident happened around 8:45 p.m. near 1400 S. Penn Sq., police said. A large group of people on motorcycles, dirt bikes and ATVs had packed the street at the intersection while cars were stopped and waiting for the traffic signal to turn green.
Video shared on social media shows the male biker jumping on the rear windshield of a car in the right turning lane. The man's feet then crash through the windshield, and as he spins his body off the trunk of the car, a handgun falls to the ground from his waist. He quickly picks up the gun from the street.
Kids in the car and no one stepped in smh pic.twitter.com/KBWRen3x53— Dop3 🔞 (@everythng_dop3) October 2, 2023
The driver of the car, whose two children were inside the vehicle, then steps outside and confronts the biker. The motorcyclist briefly points his gun at the woman, and as the two exchange words, he headbutts her with his helmet on and shoves her. When he gets back on his motorcycle, the woman pushes him and his bike to the ground. No injuries were reported.
Nikki Bullock, the woman in the video, told NBC10 she was delivering food with her girlfriend and her two children when the motorcyclist struck the side of her car.
"They’re not paying attention to lanes. They’re just doing whatever," Bullock said of the crowd of motorcycles, dirt bikes and ATVs; the latter two are not legal on city streets. "So I’m turning in the lane and he just hits the side of the car."
Bullock said she argued with the biker after the initial collision, and that's when he jumped on the back of her car.
Police said their investigation is ongoing.