Arrests for BMX Riders Accused of Turning Water Park Into Personal Playground | NBC New York

Arrests for BMX Riders Accused of Turning Water Park Into Personal Playground

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    (Published Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016)

    A group of men who broke into a Long Island water park to ride the empty slides on their bikes have earned themselves a free ride to the local courthouse.

    The Riverhead Police Department has made five arrests since the men broke into Splish Splash on Thanksgiving and recorded a GoPro video of the act.

    In the clip, the bike riders can be seen jumping the barbed-wire fence of the park one after another, riding down the slides at full speed and doing tricks. 

    BMX rider Billy Perry posted the video on YouTube and it was viewed more than 9 million times. The faces of many of the riders are clearly visible in the video.

    Police Investigate New York Water Park Break In After BMX Video Goes Viral

    [NY] Police Investigate New York Water Park Break In After BMX Video Goes Viral
    The Riverhead Police Department is investigating after this GoPro video of a group of BMX bike riders jumping the fence at Long Island water park Splish Splash and riding all over the slides went viral.
    (Published Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016)

    After the Thanksgiving stunt went viral, Splish Splash park managers said some of the slides were damaged.

    The Riverhead Police Department said Wednesday that it had arrested Ethan Solomkin and Joseph Hanusiewicz and charged them with criminal trespass, a week after Perry, Jonathan Nemecek and Anthony Panza appeared in court on the same charges.

     

    Police said the investigation was still open and they were still seeking information.

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