PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – The video starts with a BMW changing lanes on the Courtney Campbell Causeway, just as a motorcycle comes up from behind.

What follows is a high-speed game of cat and mouse that culminates near the boat ramp. As the BMW driver tries to keep the three bikers from leaving, he gets a haymaker to the face and hits the pavement.

A woman in the car then draws a hand gun.

The altercation spanned the Causeway, moving from PInellas County to Hillsborough County.

Ron Galletti has 20 years of experience producing the “Born To Ride” TV show. He calls what happens in the video “disturbing.”

“That type of riding on the highway is very dangerous and it can result in different things like road rage,” Galletti said.

While traveling on any Tampa Bay area bridge, you may encounter riders popping wheelies – or worse.

“I’ve been driving in my car, then all of the sudden zing, goes right past. You’re like, ‘Whoa.’ And I think that’s what kind of happened to that driver when he veered into. I don’t think he saw the biker coming,” Galletti said.

Galletti’s advice is to calm down and move on. “You gotta be careful. You gotta ride safe. You gotta ride smart. You gotta arrive alive,” he said.

A Pinellas Park police sergeant thinks the BMW driver took unnecessary risks. “You’re taking that action into your own hands. And then we see an escalation on the part of the motorcycle drivers now,” Sgt. Mike Lynch said.

Lynch said,you’re best bet is to not get involved. Instead, get tag information, a good description of the people involved and call 9-1-1.

CAUTION: This video contains profane language. 


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