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Baltimore streets closed by drivers doing dangerous stunts as crime soars


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Drivers shut down the streets of Baltimore, Maryland, performing dangerous stunts in the middle of traffic on Friday night.

Footage shows a crowd of people surrounding a car in the middle of an intersection as it drives erratically, and cars can be seen stacked bumper to bumper stationary on both sides of the intersection .

The Baltimore City Chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) said officers arrived at the scene to find a city medical vehicle blaring its lights and sirens stuck in traffic.

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“Mayor [Brandon] Scott and [Police Commissioner Michael] Harrison’s approach to criminal behavior has led to anarchy,” the union chapter said. tweeted Saturday. The good citizens of Baltimore don’t want what happened next to Little Italy last night (see video) and anywhere else every night!”

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The incident comes as Baltimore faces an overall increase in crime, including violent crime. Homicides are up 11% and non-fatal shootings are up 30% from 2021, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Baltimore has suffered 81 reported homicides so far in 2022, an increase from the same point in 2021. Baltimore has exceeded 300 homicides for six straight years and is on track to do so again.



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