Video: Florida cops not fans of these doughnuts
‘Like a movie set.’
Residents in a trendy South Miami Beach neighborhood were treated to quite a sight late Friday night. Several drivers stopped traffic as they did donuts in a busy intersection.
In videos posted to social media, several cars can be seen drifting in circles at the intersection of South Pointe Drive and Washington Ave., a very busy area.
According to reports, the pre-planned “flash mob” soon caused a crowd to gather as the show began near midnight. One resident described the scene “like a movie set.”
Residents were not happy and soon the police in Miami Beach arrived to break the part up.
Miami Beach police spokesman Ernesto Rodriguez told the Miami Herald Saturday in an email, “It was a very busy night in Miami Beach. Over a dozen arrests were made in the late evening alone. Dozens of traffic citations issued throughout the city as well. We received a call at 11:52 p.m. with traffic concerns in the South of Fifth area. Due to an active foot pursuit, officers were establishing a perimeter in the Art Deco Cultural District to locate subjects who fled from officers and were possibly armed. The subjects were ultimately apprehended, arrested and charged with several felonies related to narcotics.”
Officers soon dispersed the crowds, Rodriguez said. “It is believed this group is part of a ‘car club’ that arranges these reckless driving events throughout Miami-Dade County. The MBPD is monitoring these groups and will proactively attempt to deter these events in the future.”
It turns out this is not the first time police have been called out in Miami Beach for a donut display.
In July, Miami Beach police arrested Xavier Faison of Texas and charged him with reckless driving after they said he was driving a Dodge Charger that did donuts on Collins Avenue.