In what appears to be a product of an ongoing feud between the “Outlaws” Motorcycle Club and the Daytona Police Department, the club will not be a presence at this year’s Daytona Bike Week. Earlier this week, police forced the Outlaws out of a building they had rented for the event. Club members say this is the fourth time police have forced them to move. Police cited zoning violations as the reason for the action.
A club member who would only identify himself as “Hillbilly” granted an interview to Florida television station WFTV. In the interview, Hillbilly said, “It’s blatant harassment on the American Outlaw Association. That’s all it is man.” He continued, “There’s plenty of other motorcycle clubs in this city right now, whether they’re One Percenter clubs, or Jesus freaks, and they’re not being bothered, but we are.”
In defense of the action, Dep. Chief Steve Beres of the Daytona Beach Police Department stated, “If we can keep a step ahead of something happening, we’re going to do it. We’re not going to stop, sit by and just wait for something to happen.” It is not clear what immediate danger the MC posed at this year’s Bike Week; however the Daytona PD has had trouble with the group in the past.
Courtesy of AllAboutBikes.com