'Street takeover' video shows car racers performing dangerous burnouts at intersection in West LA

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Wednesday, January 27, 2021
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A bystander's video shows a roving mob of street racers -- after they move into an intersection and shut it down -- performing dangerous maneuvers.

WEST LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- It's a neighborhood under siege by street racers -- and West Los Angeles residents say "sideshows" or "takeovers" happen almost every Sunday night.

Dramatic video recorded at the corner of Pico Boulevard and Bundy Drive shows a recent such incident: a roving mob of street racers move into an intersection, shut it down, and perform dangerous maneuvers.

One division of the Los Angeles Police Department said it does not have the resources to stop the takeovers alone.

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A street racing task force is working to combat the violent scenes.

Neighbors say they fear a tragedy will happen if it goes unchecked.