Over 700 People Cited at San Jose Car Stunt Gathering

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco Bay Area police cited more than 700 people who gathered over the weekend to watch and perform drive-by stunts at San Jose intersections.

The San Jose Police Department said officers responded Saturday night to reports of “shows,” when people take over and block an intersection to perform stunts, occurring in multiple locations.

Officers seized 19 cars and it will cost owners $4,000 to recover them, officials said. They also issued hundreds of tickets costing up to $1,000 and called the parents of 82 minors in attendance.

The department says it also recovered a ghost gun and two stolen vehicles and is investigating a possible carjacking.

In a large and coordinated effort, officers arrested and cited 500 people at the intersection of Monterey Highway and Branham Lane after stopping cars from driving away, the department said in a statement posted on social media.

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Cities across the country have faced similar issues in recent years, including Reno, Phoenix and Chicago.

In September, three people were killed and several others seriously injured in crashes related to a pop-up show in Wildwood, New Jersey.

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