Owner of motorcycle caught on YouTube driving through B.C shopping mall fined
Footage showed bike speeding through Surrey streets before heading down escalator and through mall
CBC News Posted: Jun 16, 2015 2:45 PM PT| Last Updated: Jun 16, 2015 2:45 PM PT
CCTV footage captured a motorcyclist driving down an escalator in a Surrey mall on Feb. 20, 2015. (Live Leak/ YouTube)
The registered owner of a motorbike that was caught on YouTube speeding through the streets of Surrey, B.C. before heading inside a mall and riding across a pedestrian overpass has been served with hefty fines totaling around $13,500.
Surrey RCMP say the multiple violations the owner was ticketed for included 58 traffic infractions.
The motorbike involved has also been seized, pending a civil forfeiture hearing.
"While we were unable to positively identify the driver of the motorcycle, we are still able to hold the registered owner to account in this instance," Surrey RCMP Cpl. Scotty Schumann said in a statement Tuesday.
The video, released by Live Leak and uploaded to YouTube on March 13, cut between police helicopter and cruiser footage and surveillance footage from inside the Guildford mall.
It shows several people moving out of the way of the motorcycle as it plunges down an escalator and through a set of sliding doors. Security guards can be seen running in pursuit.
Helicopter footage shows the motorcyclist leaving the mall and riding across an overpass, as two pedestrians jump out the way.
The video ends with a shot of the motorcycle, which bears stickers supporting the Hells Angels.
The rider's face has been blurred in the video footage.
At the time the video surfaced, police confirmed that it had been created by an investigator and said they were looking into how it became public.