YouTube Video Leads to Biker Blockade Arrest

By Frank Heinz and Ellen Goldberg
|  Thursday, Jun 9, 2011  |  Updated 6:02 PM CDT
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The Dallas Police Department has made an arrest in connection with a YouTube video showing dozens of bikers stopping traffic on Central Expressway.

Susy Solis, NBCDFW.com

The Dallas Police Department has made an arrest in connection with a YouTube video showing dozens of bikers stopping traffic on Central Expressway.

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Police Reviewing Video of Bikers on Central Expressway

Dallas police are trying to identify the motorcyclists who shut down northbound Central Expressway for nearly four minutes to perform stunts.
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The Dallas Police Department has made an arrest in connection with a YouTube video NBCDFW aired Monday showing dozens of bikers stopping traffic on Central Expressway.

Thomas Roberts, 35, is one of the people seen in the video spraying graffiti on the highway during the Memorial Day ride, according to police.

He was arrested Thursday and charged with graffiti, a state jail felony. He is currently in the Dallas County Jail on a $5,000 bond.

If convicted, Roberts faces up to two years and a fine of up to $10,000.

In addition to the graffiti spraying, the cellphone videos posted on YouTube show motorcyclists performing tricks and shutting down the freeway for nearly four minutes.

Police said they used the videos to begin to try to identify the bikers.

The department said it anticipates a "number" of other arrests.

Dallas police continue to ask motorists to write down license plate numbers of dangerous bikers and to report them to police.

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