Looks like we need to stay off social media! Oakland police have caught wind of a sideshow promoted for tonight and they are taking steps in attempt to stop it! Don't get caught slippin!
OAKLAND (KRON) — The Oakland Police Department and California Highway Patrol are preparing for the possibility of a massive sideshow in the city Saturday night.
This is in response to several social media posts inviting people to come watch, and even participate in, the illegal street show.
Police are bracing for hundreds of people to come to Oakland to witness the event.
These shows are something police have tried to stop for years. They say sideshows are illegal, and dangerous for both drivers and bystanders.
Police say it’s not just the sideshow itself that concerns them, as several other crimes are typically happening at these types of events.
Sideshows draw a major police response, sucking up the majority of the department’s resources. So much in fact, that other reports get back-logged.