Before starting this article, I do want to make it clear that if the accounts about the Juggalo in the story are accurate, this ninja definitely wasn’t doing himself any favors. He was acting strangely on a motorcycle with no tags, wrecked, had a hard-to-believe story about how he obtained the bike, and a warrant.
The part of the story that is concerning is that in his arrest records, he is “listed as a Juggalo: a member of the Insane Clown Posse gang”
Some will read this and say he had it coming. But the bigger picture is that he IS on the “Gang list”, in Tacoma, Washington, due to being a Juggalo. You can see the account of the incident below.
April 25: The motorcyclist drove through the Wal-Mart parking lot in Graham, catching the eye of two deputies on patrol nearby.
The bike had no license plate. The rider behaved strangely. He hopped up and down on the seat, then started to weave away.
The deputies followed, turning on their emergency lights. The motorcycle accelerated. Store employees and customers in the parking dove out of the way to avoid being hit.
The driver abruptly lost control, and slammed the bike into a concrete pole. The rider fell, stood, and raised his hands as the deputies approached.
They cuffed him. He apologized and said he ran because he had an arrest warrant. The deputies checked records and found it. The man, 28, had a warrant tied to a car theft charge. He was also a convicted felon and a violent offender, listed as a Juggalo: a member of the Insane Clown Posse gang.
Another records check revealed the motorcycle was stolen. Officers searched the man’s backpack and found a shaved key and a metal file.
The man said he got the motorcycle and a car yesterday in a trade with a friend named “New York John,” who showed him how to start the motorcycle with the shaved key. The man said he’d traded $1,000 and a Ford Taurus for the motorcycle and a Toyota Corolla.
No, he didn’t have any paperwork. No, he didn’t know John’s real name or how to find him. John said the motorcycle wasn’t stolen. The man admitted the whole deal sounded fishy.
“If someone didn’t think the bike was stolen they would be either stupid or high,” the man said.
Was he high now? No.
Where had the man gotten the $1,000? The man said he’d been saving. No, he didn’t have a job.
Where was the Corolla? The man wouldn’t say.
Deputies booked the man into the Pierce County Jail on the warrant, along with suspicion of eluding, possessing a stolen vehicle and possessing vehicle theft tools.
It would be interesting to see who else made it onto Tacoma’s “Insane Clown Posse Gang” list, and what criteria they had to meet to be included. I’d love to see your thoughts on this, so feel free to comment!